There are many spammers on Twitter who could be annoying or even dangerous (sending phishing or malware sites) to you. Here is a tutorial to block and report Twitter spammer.
Who is Twitter spammer?
First of all, how do you determine a user is spammer or not? Twitter has a spammer guideline for you:
- Posting harmful links (including links to phishing or malware sites)
- Abusing the @reply function to post unwanted messages to users
- Creating lots of accounts or using automated tools to create multiple accounts
- Spamming trending topics to try to grab attention
- Repeatedly posting duplicate updates
- Posting links with unrelated tweets
- Aggressive following behavior (for instance, mass following and un-following in order to gain attention)
If you find a Twitter user has ANY of the listed behavior, it is safe to believe that it is a spammer.
How to report spammers to Twitter?
Once you have reported a Twitter user as spammer, Twitter will block the user from following or replying you.
Twitter would NOT suspend the user immediately. They will identify and investigate the reported account.
For more information, read Twitter Support: Reporting Spam on Twitter
How do you deal with Twitter spammers? Do you report them or just ignore them?
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