Does Twitter still count characters for images?

I thought Twitter removed the character count for images. But I see when an image is added, characters are subtracted. Can anyone confirm what happened?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
To the extent they would make this change, it is still coming as of May 16

https://blog.twitter.com/2016/doing-more-with-140-characters
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Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
It's still counting the shortlink against the count
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@brettr - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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