As your follower count grows on Twitter you will exponentially be hit with more and more follows and targeted direct messages and replies from spammers, trolls and other unsavoury folk. This article will provide you with steps on how to tackle these nuisances.
1. Follow @Spam
@Spam is Twitter’s anti-spam account. Spammers can be reported to @spam via direct message using the following code:
D spam @nameofspammer
You can also send multiple submissions, like this:
D spam @nameofspammer1 @nameofspammer2 @nameofspammer3
Note that this account is only for reporting spam accounts, not for trolls or people you don’t like.
2. Block Them
One of the best ways to deal with spammer accounts on Twitter is by simply blocking them. Accounts that are blocked by many users raise a red flag which will lead to an investigation and probably removal by Twitter. If you just unfollow a spammer, this does not happen. Block them. To do this, visit their profile and click on the ‘block’ link.