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Twitter starts removing spam accounts

Twitter, a micro-blogging site that allows users to post their latest updates in upto 140 characters, has started shutting down accounts of those people who spam other members. Earlier, the company would merely mark such accounts as spam and put them on its blacklist.

Twitter, a micro-blogging site that allows users to post their latest updates in upto 140 characters, has started shutting down accounts of those people who spam other members. Earlier, the company would merely mark such accounts as spam and put them on its blacklist.

“Before today, Twitter would mark accounts as ‘spam’, but not tell the owners of the accounts they marked them as spam. Those owners of the accounts could follow others, but no one was able to follow them, and there was no way for the owners of those accounts to know they had been blacklisted,” explains Jesse Stay on his blog StayNAlive. But from now on “users marked as spam on Twitter will have their accounts suspended entirely for violating the Terms of Service.” [via TechCrunch]

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