Twitter Takes Legal Action to Send Clear Message to Spammers

  • Twitter is suing five different Web tools and providers that allegedly help spammers flood their network.
  • The suits are clearly aimed to send a message that spamming via Twitter will not be tolerated as it is clearly stated in The Twitter Rules.
  • Defendants in the suit include TweetAttacks, TweetAdder, TweetBuddy, James Lucero of and Garland Harris of
  • “Twitter now has more than 140 million active users, and we continue to grow at a record pace,” Twitter said in a statement. “As our reach expands, we become a more attractive target for spammers. Even though spam is a small fraction of the content you can find on Twitter, we know just how distracting it can be.”
  • “Taking legal action sends a clear message to all would-be spammers that there are serious and costly consequences to violating our Rules with their annoying and potentially malicious activity,” explains the statement.
  • Twitter is not the first social network to take legal action against spammers. Facebook and Google have filed similar suits in recent years.

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