However, Twitter did announce that it would no longer allow users to put up identical posts on multiple accounts, or perform functions like retweeting or "liking" simultaneously on more than one account. Instead, real users were also burned by Twitter, they argue.
With these changes, it will be very hard for "influencers" who often used this method to trend topics on Twitter and subsequently earn from social media marketing. Alerts can be cross-posted from other services (such as RSS readers), but only to a single account.
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On Wednesday, #TwitterLockOut was trending on Twitter as many right-wing pundits, supporters of President Donald Trump and conservative influencers argued they're being targeted by the site.
The new changes are an effort to eliminate spam from Twitter. A number of conservative and far-right users of the site said they had lost up to thousands of followers on Tuesday evening. This comes after thousands of Twitter accounts were overnight disabled over "suspicious account behaviours" and policy violations.
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In a statement on Wednesday afternoon, Twitter responded that its "tools are apolitical" and that it periodically culls accounts suspected of being fake.
Her Twitter account, @ThankUGOD4Trump, still has a warning that it's temporarily restricted for "unusual activity", as you can see in the screenshot below.
There have also been pleas for Twitter to provide more detail about its efforts.
"If I control a whole bunch of accounts, forcing me to confirm with the phone can create a significant challenge because sometimes these accounts are created with throwaway numbers", he said.More news: Jessie Diggins bringing home cross-country skiing gold
Twitter has kicked off a clean-up exercise that is aimed at ensuring that users have followers that are "actually humans".