Twitter goes to war against spam bots

Twitter’s new war against spam will get rid of a huge chunk of your followers, probably. Yesterday, the company announced a sweeping spam-bot takedown, filing lawsuits against “five of the most aggressive tool providers and spammers.

With this suit, we’re going straight to the source,” the company wrote on its blog. “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 posting continues. Less useless porn-bot followers sounds like a wonderful move. But, it will also mean a decline in popularity for everyone across the board, and some more than others. The Atlantic Wire