Twitter announced an increase in earnings in the last quarter of 2018, in spite of a reduction in the number of persons using the microblogging platform.

Revenue rose sharply to $ 255 million (£ 197 million), more than double the $ 91 million earnings a year earlier, as advertising revenue grew.

The messenger reported that the number of users decreased in the last quarter, as it removed millions of offensive accounts.

The platform has deleted some accounts after criticism that it contributes to political manipulation and incitement to hatred.

Social network companies are under pressure to more closely monitor the content of their sites after mental health scandals, privacy of users, hate speech and political campaigns. She also reported that she removed millions of offensive accounts as part of her cleaning job.

Currently, 321 million people use the social network, according to estimates, compared with 330 million a year earlier.