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Twitter is a fast growing social networking community portal. Tweets and Retweets are flowing in high volumes now every second.
Anything that violates the rules and regulations in Twitter can be considered as Spam. With increased possibilities of spam evolving on Twitter, it is often desirable that users have a basic idea about what a Spam is all about.
The messages in twitter can be considered as spam if it has following attributes
Providing harmful links in Twitter that is comprised of phishing as well as malware sites
Any sort of behavior that is aggressive in nature
Posting of unwanted messages to the users that is abusive in nature
Creation of multiple accounts is also considered as a spam
Spamming of the trending topics and thereby grabbing more and more attention
Duplicate updates being posted regularly
Posting links that comes with unrelated tweets
In order to report the spam, users will have to follow the below mentioned steps
Users will first have to visit the account profile of the Spammer
Then the users will have to tap the icon of the person that has been represented
Now the users will encounter a drop-down Actions menu that includes options such as
Add to list
Report Spammer for spam
Users will finally have to select the ‘Report@username for spam’
Inorder to block a Twitter user whom you think is a spam. Users will have to follow the below mentioned steps.
Sign in to the user’s Twitter account
Users will now have to navigate towards the profile page of the spammer or the person whom you wish to block
Users will then have to click on the ‘Person Icon’
Select ‘Block@Spammer for spam from the listed options
Blocked users wont be able to add the users Twitter account to their list
Users cant provide ‘@replies’
The Spammers wont be able to follow the user
Those users whom you have blocked wont be able to see your profile picture on their profile page
Clicking ‘Unblock@Spammer’ will unblock the blocked user’s profile page
The initiatives that Twitter will take after reporting the accounts include;
Twitter will block the spammer from replying or following the user
Twitter will review the account of the spammer with the help of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Team
It has to be noted that users will not be able to view the immediate suspension of the account of the spammer.
This is how users can report Spam on the Twitter social networking site.