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Twitter says its user totals already reflect recent account cleanup

Twitter's chief financial officer says that most of the more than 70 million accounts the platform suspended in May and June are already excluded from its reported metrics, "as they have not been active on the platform for 30 days or more, or we catch them at sign up and they are never counted."

Why it matters: The news of mass account suspensions, first reported by The Washington Post, sparked rumors that Twitter would see a decline in monthly users for the second quarter. This is Twitter's way of reassuring investors that its user numbers will not plummet.