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Twitter’s Battle With Spam

SpamIt’s nearly impossible to avoid spam on the Internet, but Twitter is trying to do something about it, at least on the microblogging website.  In a blog post Tuesday, the company announced the amount of tweets sent out a day is 1%, which is an incredible task.

During the same time last year, spam on Twitter took up roughly 7% of the microblogging website.  And in August of this past year, spam on Twitter hit an all time high, with close to 11% of tweets.  So, to only have 1% of spam taking up your site is an accomplishment.  But Twitter says they are going to continue their efforts to getting rid of spam all together. 

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“While the battle will never be over,” they said in a blog post, “we’re doing well on the front lines. Advertising Age recently profiled our Trust and Safety team noting the strong progress we’ve made keeping Twitter light on spam. With help from engineers on our Research team like @wfarner, we’ve moved the percentage of spam flowing through the Twitter network way down—and counting. To help us battle spam, you can click the “report for spam” link on any suspicious profile page.”

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