Twitter suspends Common White Girl, Dory, and other 'tweetdecking' accounts


A number of well-known accounts were hit for stealing tweets without giving credit, and mass retweeting each other's content to force virality - a practice sometimes known as tweetdecking.

Twitter acts on several popular accounts that were part of "tweetdecking" groups. If the social media platform decides to reactivate the suspended accounts, it is likely that repeating their offense will result in more stringent punishments in the future. However, the accounts have reportedly been suspended for violating spam policies that forbid mass duplication and impersonation.

In a month of February, Twitter has announced new rules that how users and apps can automate tweets. More than 50,000 Twitter accounts were allegedly linked to the Russian government and may have been used to influence the 2016 United States presidential elections. These users are so named because they gather in private Tweetdeck groups to plot out their plans to manufacture virality.

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In February Twitter announced that it would be cracking down on accounts that use automation or multiple accounts to boost the popularity of tweets, or steal tweets from other users.

"You may not use Twitter's services for the goal of spamming anyone".

Twitter has also come up with changes to TweetDeck wherein accounts will no longer have the ability to select multiple accounts that would simultaneously tweet, retweet, like, or follow the same tweets or accounts. However, Twitter isn't playing around any more. However, the move of Friday to suspend known tweetdeckers is just a great action taken by the company. It's not certain that if the suspensions are permanent or not.