Twitter is fed up with spam and wants to send a strong message to those violating their terms with the assistance of law enforcement. Last week on Thursday, Twitter officially filed a suit aimed at five internet marketing tools and providers that supposedly make it easier to spam other users on Twitter.
“Twitter now has more than 140 million active users, and we continue to grow at a record pace,” Twitter said in a statement. “As our reach expands, we become a more attractive target for spammers. Even though spam is a small fraction of the content you can find on Twitter, we know just how distracting it can be.”
The 5 companies in this lawsuit allegedly against Twitters terms of service are: TweetAttacks (http://www.tweetattacks.com), TweetAdder (http://www.tweetadder.com), TweetBuddy (http://www.tweetbuddy.com), James Lucero (http://www.justinlover.info) and Garland Harris (http://www.troption.com)
“Taking legal action sends a clear message to all would-be spammers that there are serious and costly consequences to violating our Rules with their annoying and potentially malicious activity,” can be found in the lawsuit filed.
This is not the first social social networking website to use law enforcement to stop spammers on the web. “Clickjackers” received two lawsuits earlier this year from Facebook and the Attorney General of Washington state. In 2009 Google filed “Google money” schemes. During 2010 the illegal online prescription pharmacies were hit hard.
In early 2012 Twitter acquired Dasient, a security firm, to help maintain their anti-spam policies.
How do you feel abut Twitter’s moves to combat SPAMMERS? What do you think will be the end result?