Twitter Is Now Allowing Users Who Report Spammy Tweets to Provide More Information

Fake account is one of the new options

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Twitter is now enabling its users to provide more information on the posts that they report as spam.

The social network announced in a Twitter Safety tweet that users can specify the type of spam they are reporting, including suspicion that the tweets originated from fake accounts.

When a user clicks on the drop-down menu in the top-right-hand corner of a tweet and selects “Report Tweet,” followed by, “It’s suspicious or spam,” they can select from the following options:

  • The account tweeting this is fake.
  • Includes a link to a potentially harmful, malicious or phishing site.
  • The hashtags included seem unrelated.
  • Uses the reply function to spam.
  • It’s something else.

After completing the process, users are given the options of blocking or muting the account behind the reported tweet. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
Publish date: October 31, 2018 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT