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 <jeffreygreenb...@gmail.com>wrote: > > 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 http://www.tweettronics.com ) > > 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 > http://www.jeffrey-greenberg.com > http://www.tweettronics.com > -- Alex Payne - Platform Lead, Twitter, Inc. http://twitter.com/al3x