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Seeing Lots Of Twitter Spam Lately? Here’s How To Report It

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Have you seen any of these tweets lately? They’re most likely spam, and they’re quite the epidemic on Twitter. The company is trying to fight spammy content like this that contains deceptive marketing or malware links, but you can help, too.

Here’s how to report spam tweets in a few simple steps:
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The One Thing You Can Do On Twitter That Will Drive All Your Followers Away

It might sound ironic, but the absolute worst thing you can do on Twitter if you’re looking for more followers is to ask for them. Begging for followers is a favorite pastime of scammers, spammers and many of the uninitiated, and it will drive your followers away faster than begging for money.
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No, That Is NOT You In The Video, Please Do Not Click That Link

Have you received a direct message (DM) on Twitter recently claiming to link to a video of you that was taken without your permission?
Well, the reason “you didn’t see them taping you! lol” is because they didn’t. There is no video of you. But there IS a pretty nasty little piece of malware waiting for you on the other side of that link!

Direct Message 101: Understanding DMs On Twitter

If you’ve been using Twitter for any length of time, you’ve likely discovered that the there’s an art to using its direct messages (DMs).

No? Well, there is. And we’re going to share some tips with you. And in the hopes of one day having a spam-free DM folder, please pass these tips along.

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How Twitter Plans To Battle “Horrifying” Hate Speech While Encouraging Freedom

Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo spoke to the Financial Times about the hate speech and trolls that have become so prevalent on the social network, explaining how the company plans to fight back while remaining a haven for those seeking freedom of expression.
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5 Clues That You’re Reading Twitter Spam

Twitter has seen a spate of spammy, scammy tweets proliferate through its network lately. It’s a good idea to arm yourself with a solid defense against these type of tweets, so you don’t accidentally click on a scammer’s link and find yourself embroiled in a battle against malware.

We’ve got five clues that you’re reading Twitter spam, so you can avoid being caught in the net.
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Twitter Vigilantes Now Get Points For Reporting Spam Accounts

How many times have you tweeted about a trending topic or a hot commodity like the iPhone and received a spammy response from a total stranger? If this has ever happened to you, you now have the option to get back at the spammers, while making Twitter a better place and earning points. A recipe for success if I’ve ever seen one.
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Twitter Is Getting Serious About Battling Spam

If you follow iconic Twitter account @TweetSmarter, you have no doubt noticed the abundance of scams and spam hitting Twitter lately. But while TweetSmarter tries to alert you to the latest scams, they can’t cover it all – which is why Twitter itself needs to step up its spam-fighting efforts.
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Trends In Spam And Scams On Social Networks [INFOGRAPHIC]

Spam has been a problem on Twitter since day one, with fake accounts being set up to get you to click on malicious links. Impermium, a social spam fighting company, took a look at the Summer 2011 trends in spam and scams on various social networks, and found that fraudsters are finding increasingly more sophisticated methods of fooling the average social networker.
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WARNING: “Lost Weight In This Video” DM Scam Hits Twitter

There is as new Direct Message (DM) scam going around Twitter, which will try to steal your password. If you have received a DM today commenting on your weight, do not click the link.

We have more details on how to avoid the scam – and how to prevent it from happening to you in the future – below.
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