@Gargron @darius
Ah, yeah; the big string of numerals, one of my criteria for whether or not to report an account as fake — along with not having anything in the bio, less than 100 followers, a join date less than a year ago, and a default generic avi.

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@flugennock The point of my article is that it's not actually a very good criterion for reporting an account as fake, at least on its own! I agree that if all the things you list are true then it's worth some side-eye.

As I mentioned... a string of numerals in the username is only one of several criteria I use, along with the bio, avi, follower count and join date.

@flugennock @Gargron @darius

lol you would have blocked my twitter account by going by that metric

@impotus @Gargron @darius
Not by that criterion alone, but it does make me want to dig further to check your account out — join date, avi, bio, masthead art, number of tweets, number of followers, and a look at your feed to see what else you've posted.

Nearly a decade on Twitter has taught me to be ruthless in that regard, for my own protection.

@flugennock @Gargron @darius

I get you tho. I do the same now. I"ve only recently started using twitter

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