The logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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Twitter beat Wall Street's cautious expectations with its first quarterly profit in history, but that isn't going to solve the company's broader problems any time soon.Every time Twitter tries to respond to a problem, it's either not good enough, or some other problem emerges.Nonetheless, Twitter has big challenges ahead.In a separate hearing, terrorism expert Clint Watts said Google and Facebook are ahead of Twitter in weeding out extremist content.Connor's group recently helped two large Twitter and Facebook shareholders file resolutions asking the companies to take more responsibility for fake news, abuse and hate speech.Fake accounts aren't a new problem for Twitter.One chief problem: more fake accounts keep popping up, and those behind them are getting smarter, so Twitter's countermeasures haven't made much of a dent.Forrester Research analyst Erna Alfred Liousas said that while rival social networks such as Facebook deal with fake accounts, too, it may be "more elevated for Twitter" because there has been so much focus on its monthly user numbers. Twitter's problem is exasperated by the fact that it is much smaller than Facebook and Google.
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