Today is Friday, October 26. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

Twitter lost more than 9 million users due to a crackdown on bots, spam and other problematic accounts.

This may seem like a bad thing but overall, this benefits both users and the company. Twitter believes it’s made “meaningful progress improving the health of the public conversation” on its site. Twitter sees a big success in the fact that its new signups have actually dropped by 20 percent from last quarter because it has added new verification requirements.

Twitter is expecting another drop in users during the next quarter. They estimate another “mid-single-digit millions” drop but it doesn’t attribute the whole thing to its bot crackdown. 

Some of it is because of the company dropping SMS deals with carriers, and some of it is because of Twitter’s “decision to allocate resources towards GDPR.”

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News from The Post:

There is a new app that is supposed to help prevent sexual assault on campus. (The Post)

Little Fish Brewing Company is having a Halloween party on Saturday. (The Post)

Homecoming and Halloween occurring on back-to-back weekends could cause an increase in crime and hours for police officers. (The Post)

Scores and Game Times:

Ohio field hockey faces Duke and Miami. (The Post)

Athens football is trying to win the Tri-Valley Conference for the first time in a while. A win versus Nelsonville-York would clinch it. (The Post)

Podcast: Host Matt Parker and volleyball beat writer Anthony Poisal talked about the team’s struggles of the season. (The Post)

Athens Weather

Mostly cloudy likely rain with a high of 50 degrees (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

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Google protected executives who were accused of sexual assault over the past decade. (The New York Times)

The investigation into pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats expanded to 10 packages after two were found addressed to Robert De Niro and Joe Biden. (The Washington Post)

The U.S. military may send up to 1,000 troops to the U.S. Mexican border because of a caravan of migrants that intends to cross it. (Reuters)

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