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Twitter follow bots cut off from API, as accounts disabled for spreading misinformation from Iran and elsewhere

ManageFlitter, Statusbrew, and Crowdfire have had their access to the Twitter API revoked for allegedly helping users abuse the service, aggressively and repeatedly following and unfollowing large numbers of other accounts – a tactic frequently employed by Twitter spammers.

Meanwhile, Twitter and Facebook share details of the accounts they have shut down after finding they were spreading misinformation in the run-up to the US midterm elections.


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How the Twitter bug could have been much much worse

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More Twitter users duped by ‘More followers’ spam

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