If you think that Twitter is doing enough to clean up its platform, this thread is for you.
You may want to consider what you find when you study the fake acct patterns manually (while documenting them).
The patterns lead you to things like:
When you study the patterns, you’ll also find tens of thousands of dormant bots with Russian profile descriptions & English names—shared along a bot-distribution network of mostly real accts.
In other words:
When you study the patterns, you’ll find entire, continuously built fake acct distribution systems, from commercial to political. And you’ll find that it is global.
And these are just a few examples of what you find when you follow the patterns manually.
The fact is that botnets and the broader fake-account distribution system are based on patterns—patterns identifiable to the naked eye (so, are able to be identified by Twitter).
So, when you follow the patterns, and you see Twitter suggesting – or anyone else suggesting – that Twitter is cleaning up its act, you will know that they are either ill-informed or lying.