I believe I read somewhere that disavowed links will continue to remain on your WMT link list, in spite of any Google "demotion".
If true, this is not really helpful, is it? More confusion, and lack of transparency. And wondering, and fretting, and wondering, and ...
My disavowed links (thousands) are still there, from months ago. However, I am losing WMT total links at the rate of about 1,000 per week. I just try to concentrate on things that I CAN control, which is less and less, as time goes by.
If I could just stop the daily unexplained hourly takebacks, that would be great. .