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Elon Musk-Parag Agarwal Banter on Twitter Over Fake User Accounts; Why Tesla CEO Tweets Poop Emoji:

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By rutunjay
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The micro-blogging platform, Twitter is fighting spam and fake accounts, to which Musk has objected and put the $44 billion Twitter takeover deal on hold.

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Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal on Monday said that the microblogging site locks millions of suspected spam accounts every week.

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"We suspend over half a million spam accounts every day, usually before any of you even see them on Twitter. We also lock millions of accounts each week that we suspect may be spam – if they can't pass human verification challenges (captchas, phone verification, etc)." Agarwal said in his tweet.

Tesla CEO Elo Musk made a "pile of poo" emoji in a comment on the Twitter CEO's explainer on spam accounts. " Have you tried just calling them?" Musk said in a separate tweet.

Talking about spam challenges, Agrawal said the hard challenge is that many accounts which look fake superficially – are actually real people. Some of the spam accounts which are actually the most dangerous – and cause the most harm to our users – can look totally legitimate on the surface, he added.

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