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📉 Would Suspending Suspicious Accounts Break Twitter?


Over the last year, its automated system caught 3.2 million suspicious accounts per week, a Twitter spokeswoman said.
— https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-twitter-social-media-russian-troll-politics-chaos/


That’s 166.4 million suspicious accounts per year.

For the year ending December 31, 2016, Twitter earned 2.5 billion in revenue.

During the same time period, Twitter had 319 million monthly active users. I don’t see a note whether those are net of the suspicious accounts.

That equates to about $15/monthly active user.

While I don’t know if the ‘suspicious accounts’ above are considered active users, at $15 per suspicious account…


Lost Revenue ($m)

If all 166.6 million suspicious accounts were also paying $15 (on average) in advertising and given advertising services revenue accounts for 89% of Twitter’s revenue, is it fair to say that if those suspicious accounts were suspended, Twitter would be broke?