Crypto spam bots go silent while Musk promises to prosecute scammers

Elon Musk’s newest salvo in his conflict in opposition to crypto spam bots on Twitter seems to have made an actual affect, with the crypto group reporting an unlimited discount within the variety of bots responding to their posts. 

In a Dec. 11 post, the Twitter CEO hinted that “bots are in for a shock tomorrow” and later defined that they’ve discovered a small variety of individuals behind a lot of bot/troll accounts and the platform shall be shutting down IP addresses of “identified dangerous actors.”

He then adopted up by explaining that while scammers may strive different strategies to circumvent the IP deal with block, Twitter shall be “shutting them down as quickly as they present up.”

Shibetoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym of Billy Markus, co-creator of meme coin Dogecoin (DOGE), informed Musk in a Dec. 11 post, “I made a take a look at submit and as an alternative of seeing 50 bot replies I solely noticed one a lot progress, very hype.”

Other customers additionally went to take a look at Musk’s newest modifications. PlanB, a Bitcoin (BTC) analyst and investor, posted a chart to see what number of bots would reply. At the time of writing, no responses from bots had proven up within the feedback. 

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin additionally famous that while “Twitter *appears* to be marginally higher to use recently,” he couldn’t inform if there had been a discount in bots due to Musk.

“No concept how to separate aside stuff Elon did vs crypto-winter vs my mind imagining modifications that are not truly there,” he mentioned.

Some have reported that the bot responses nonetheless present up on posts, however are in a short time eliminated by the platform. 

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Twitter spam and rip-off bots have been a plague on the platform and had been seen by Musk as one in all his high priorities for Twitter after taking the helm in October.

In his newest submit, Musk additionally hinted that the platform shall be aiming to take authorized motion in opposition to scammers on Twitter sooner or later, although didn’t provide any extra particulars.

“Twitter may also be transferring to prosecute scammers wherever on Earth,” he mentioned.