Twitter takes legal action against spammers

Twitter takes legal action against spammersTwitter has finally acknowledged and stepped up its pressure against spammers, who wreak havoc on the social networking site. Twitter has filed a suit in the federal court in San Francisco asking for a trial by jury against five of what it calls “the most aggressive tool providers and spammers”.

Twitter identifies the perpetrators as Skootle Corporation, JL4 Web Solutions based in the Philippines and five individuals. It believes by taking out these entities, it would have dealt with the problem at a root level. “With this suit, we’re going straight to the source. By shutting down tool providers, we will prevent other spammers from having these services at their disposal. Further, we hope the suit acts as a deterrent to other spammers, demonstrating the strength of our commitment to keep them off Twitter.”

The suit also mentions how these defendants will be held responsible for their misconduct and how it further wants to protect the interest of the platform and users from blatantly abusive activities. Their actions go against Twitter’s Terms of Service, which the defendants automatically agree to by opening an account, the suit says.

 

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