Updated: July 12, 2018 3:30:09 am
Micro-blogging site Twitter announced Wednesday that it was expanding its effort to fight abuse and spam on its platform by removing the accounts that have been locked on account of suspicious behaviour. Over the next week, Twitter said, the removal of these accounts could lead to follower counts of its users coming down.
The development follows Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp announcing a measures to counter the spread of rumours and unverified information, including letting only group administrators decide which members can post and labelling forwarded messages to distinguish between those forwarded from those created by the sender.
In a statement,…