Twitter Says It’s Identifying and Suspending More Bots and Spam Accounts

Email addresses or phone numbers are now required to establish new handles

Twitter wants real people on its network, not bots. Getty Images

Twitter announced several updates in its efforts to thwart “inauthentic accounts, spam and malicious automation,” highlighted by requiring email addresses or phone numbers when new accounts are established. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.