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Twitter reportedly suspended users that steal memes and force viral tweets

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Friday went poorly for a select group of Twitter users that have earned a reputation for their expertise  at gaming the system.

The social media company moved to suspend a number of popular accounts with millions of followers between them, Buzzfeed reports. Their offense? Stealing people's tweets without credit and conspiring as a group to share tweets — their own, and those of paying customers — with the intent of forcing them to go viral.

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Many of the suspended accounts — a list that includes @Dory, @GirlPosts, @SoDamnTrue, @reiatabie, @commonwhitegiri, @teenagernotes, @finah, @holyfag, and @memeprovider — are known as "tweetdeckers." These users are so named because they gather in private Tweetdeck groups to plot out their plans to manufacture virality. Read more...

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