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SEC Questions Twitter About How Fake Accounts Are Reported

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SEC Questions Twitter About How Fake Accounts Are Reported

SEC Questions Twitter About How Fake Accounts Are Reported

SEC Questions, Twitter About How , Fake Accounts Are Reported.

SEC Questions, Twitter About How , Fake Accounts Are Reported.

'The Independent' reports that U.S. securities regulators are questioning Twitter about how the number of fake accounts on the platform are calculated.

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'The Independent' reports that U.S. securities regulators are questioning Twitter about how the number of fake accounts on the platform are calculated.

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In June, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) asked Twitter about the methodology for calculating spam accounts.

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The SEC also sought to uncover , "the underlying judgments and assumptions used by management.”.

The regulatory questions came shortly before billionaire Elon Musk cited the issue as grounds for canceling his $44 billion bid to purchase Twitter.

'The Independent' points out that it remains unclear whether the SEC has opened a formal investigation into fake accounts on the social media platform.

'The Independent' points out that it remains unclear whether the SEC has opened a formal investigation into fake accounts on the social media platform.

According to a legal firm representing Twitter, the company believes it has adequately disclosed its processes in an annual report filed in 2021.

According to a legal firm representing Twitter, the company believes it has adequately disclosed its processes in an annual report filed in 2021.

Twitter claims it estimates false accounts through an internal review of sample accounts.

According to Twitter, the number of fake accounts , "represent the average false or spam accounts in the samples during each monthly analysis period during a quarter.".

Twitter points out that less than 5% of the company's "Monetizable Daily Active Usage or Users," or mDAU, were found to be fake accounts.

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Twitter points out that less than 5% of the company's "Monetizable Daily Active Usage or Users," or mDAU, were found to be fake accounts.


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