Request ID: FOI-0348-2324 Date published: 02 June 2023
Please provide the following statistics for your main @TfL twitter account
i) How many users are currently blocked
ii) How many users were blocked in the past year (or appropriate time period)
iii) How many users were UNblocked in the past year (or appropriate time period)
Our Ref: FOI-0348-2324
Thank you for your request received on 5 May 2023 asking for information about accounts blocked by TfL’s Twitter account.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do not hold the information you require.
We do not keep a record of how many users are blocked by the TfL Twitter account. We estimate that we block around three accounts a week, these are usually obvious spam bot profiles. As such we do not tend to unblock these accounts, but again we do not keep a record of this.
If this is not the information you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact me.
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Gemma Jacob Senior FOI Case Officer FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London