Twitter to SPAMMERs “We’ve Had enough!”

If you’re like me, you’re fed up with these Twitter DM’s from strange egg-shaped ID’s that offered “Work at Home” offers and other similar SPAM.  They come with increasing frequency and no flagging as SPAM seems to stop it.


It’s seems that Twitter listened and is doing something about it.

Twitter just filed a lawsuit against five companies. The defendants in the suit are TweetAttacks (, TweetAdder (, TweetBuddy (, James Lucero (of and Garland Harris (of, and are allegedly in violation of The Twitter Rules.

In a statement Twitter said ““Twitter now has more than 140 million active users, and we continue to grow at a record pace. 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.”

Twitter is not the only social media to combat SPAM. Earlier this year, Facebook and the Attorney General of Washington filed suit to combat “clickjackers” who spread SPAM on Facebook. In 2009 Google fought Google Money schemes and online pharmacies.

Not only are these firms using legal methods, but they are making investments.  Twitter recently purchased the security firm Dasient and is expanding their anti-SPAM engineering team.


Jeff Ogden, the Fearless Competitor, is the founder and president of Find New Customers. He also hosts a weekly marketing show, Mad Marketing TV, in which he interviews top marketing experts each week. He was recently named as one of the Top 50 experts in Sales Lead Management for 2011. He’s also a professional writer and keynote speaker. To contact Jeff, please visit him at or call (516) 495-9350 (office/mobile)


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