Twitter, just like most internet services (i.e. Facebook, e-mails, etc) are plagued with spam. Tweeting words that are popular will result in a bunch of twitterbots offering you deals and unnecessary spam. Well it looks like Twitter has had enough and has announced that they will be taking action against five of the biggest offenders (according to Twitter). The lawsuit names the five defendants as: TweetAttacks, TweetAdder, TweetBuddy, James Lucero and Garland Harris.
Of course Twitter would not be the first tech company to go after spammers. Facebook and Google and Craigslist have made attempts in the past, with Craigslist even winning an injunction and $200,000 in the process. While we’re not sure how this will turn out for Twitter, if the company were to win, it could set a precedent and a warning against potential and current spammers to cease their activities and practices least they get slapped with a lawsuit. However sad to say is that spam will always be part of the internet no matter what we do, but we guess a reduction in spam is better than doing nothing at all, right?
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