This may not be the most important problem facing Twitter, but it will be an ear... | by Paul Graham

Paul Graham

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This may not be the most important problem facing Twitter, but it will be an early, visible test of Elon's effectiveness. Can he stop the crypto spammers? t.co/uwa0YQXPMt

One advantage Elon has, as a "new broom," is that it doesn't reflect badly on him if Twitter's usage stats take a hit from suppressing fake accounts, but merely reflects badly on the previous management (which everyone already suspects in this department).

Indeed, it's to his advantage to kill as much fake stuff as possible, because people will treat the new numbers as the starting point from which he's measured.

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