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Twitters spam reporting tool now lets you specify type, including if its a fake account

Twitter is adding more nuance to its spam reporting tools, the company announced today. Instead of simply flagging a tweet as posting spam, users can now specify what kind of spam youre seeing by way of a new menu of choices. Among these is the option to report spam you believe to be from a fake Twitter account.
Now, when you tap the Report Tweet option and choose Its suspicious or spam from the first menu, youre presented with a new selection of choices where you can pick what kind of spam the tweet contains.
Here, you can pick from options that specify if the tweet is posting a malicious link of some kind, if its from a fake account, if its using the Reply function to send spam or if its using unrelated hashtags.
These last two tricks are regularly used by spammers to increase the visibility of their tweets.
Often, high-profile Twitter users will see replies to their tweets promoting the spammers content. For example, check any of @elonmusks thread for crypto scammers tweets a problem so severe, that when Elon played along one time as a joke, Twitter locked his account.
Using hashtags, meanwhile, allows spammers to get attention from those people searching Twitters Trends.
And of course, spammers are often posting prohibited content, like malicious links, links to phishing sites and other dangerous links.


Activity that attempts to manipulate or disrupt Twitters service is not allowed. We remove this when we see it.
You can now specify what type of spam you're seeing when you report, including fake accounts. pic.twitter.com/GN9NKw2Qyn
Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) October 31, 2018
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