If you use Twitter, then you know that it can be a good and a terrible place at the same time. Spam and bots can make your experience really bad and this has been very clear recently with the rise of fake news and cyber bullying.
Twitter has always tried to do something to address this but the problems on its platform still exist. Even with this, Twitter has always been active in implementing changes that help to some extent even though some people feel that the company isn’t doing enough. The company has shared some details about the innervations it uses to fight automation and spam on its platform.
Twitter said that its top priority is to ensure its platform is safe and to do away with spam. “One of the most common spam violations we see is the use of multiple accounts and the Twitter developer platform,” said Twitter.
“Twitter prohibits any attempt to use automation for the purposes of posting or disseminating spam, and such behaviour may result in enforcement action.”
For users, Twitter recommends the following guidelines:
- Do not simultaneously post identical or substantially similar content to multiple accounts.
- Do not simultaneously perform actions such as Likes, Retweets, or follows from multiple accounts.
- The use of any form of automation to post identical or substantially similar content, or to perform actions such as Likes or Retweets, across many accounts that have authorised your app is not permitted.
- Users of TweetDeck will no longer be able to select multiple accounts through which to perform an action, such as Tweeting, Retweeting, liking, or following.