Anyone can send a Direct Message to @spam with the username of a potential
spammer. We factor those reports into our automated spam detection tools.
We're well aware of the issue, and we appreciate the help.

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 15:41, Jeffrey Greenberg

> So i'm seeing a ton of tweet spam that appends the trending topics to
> the tweet.  For example, "Hey here is my http://spam/1234 Michael
> Jackson MJ iran"
> They get picked up by searches ( for instance see the search "stock
> market" at  )
> What is Twitter doing or planning on doing to deal with this?  It has
> been noted elsewhere that any tweet with 3 or more trending topics is
> likely to be spam... Will Twiitter institute an automated spam
> rejection through the API let alone through it's other interfaces?
> I suppose we've entered the era of dealing with Twitter spam with all
> our apps... ugh
> Please advise
> jeffrey greenberg

Alex Payne - Platform Lead, Twitter, Inc.

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