Phys .org: Twitter to confirm new accounts in spam fight

Phys .org: Twitter to confirm new accounts in spam fight. “Twitter on Tuesday said it will begin asking for email addresses or phone numbers to confirm new accounts as part of a battle against manipulation, particularly by automated bots. Adding a way to check that a real person is behind new accounts was described by Twitter as being among measures to fight abuse, trolls, and hateful content.” Wait… Twitter wasn’t confirming accounts before?

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