How To Block Spam on Twitter

 

Have you noticed a stream of diet-related tweets on Twitter lately?

You can help Twitter get read of these fake accounts with a single click. Twitter will block the fake account so they cannot follow or reply to your account. Simply visit the Twitter feed, click the “person icon” (image embedded above) and choose the “Report X for Spam” option. Twitter shared more advice about spam accounts:

 

Here are some common tactics that spam accounts often use: Posting harmful links (including links to phishing or malware sites). Aggressive following behavior (mass following and mass un-following for attention). Abusing the @reply or @mention function to post unwanted messages to users. Creating multiple accounts (either manually or using automated tools). Posting repeatedly to trending topics to try to grab attention.  Repeatedly posting duplicate updates. Posting links with unrelated tweets.

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