Twitter bans bulk tweeting and duplicate accounts in bot crackdown

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Twitter is announcing important limits on how users and applications can automate tweets, to combat spam and political propaganda bots. Developers are now prohibited from using any system that simultaneously posts "identical or substantially similar" tweets from multiple accounts at the same time, or that performs actions such as liking, retweeting and tracking in several accounts at once. Twitter will eliminate these options from its own TweetDeck application, and third-party developers have until March 23 to comply.
Twitter says these actions are "an important step to ensure we are at the forefront of malicious activity that targets the crucial conversations that take place on Twitter, including elections in the United States and around the world." He alluded to the last plan …

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