Crypto spam bots fall quiet as Musk vows to go after con artists
Some crypto Twitter users have already reported a decrease in the number of scam bots after Elon Musk’s recent updates to the social media network.
Elon Musk’s most recent volley in his campaign against crypto spam bots on Twitter seems to have had a significant effect, with the crypto community reporting a significant decrease in the number of bots reacting to their postings.
In a Dec. 11 tweet, the CEO of Twitter intimated that “bots are in for a surprise tomorrow” and subsequently clarified that a small number of individuals are behind a huge number of bot/troll accounts and that the site would be blocking the IP addresses of “known bad actors.”
Following this, he said that although fraudsters may attempt to overcome the IP address block via other means, Twitter will “take them down as soon as they appear.”
Vitalik Buterin, a co-founder of Ethereum, commented that although “Twitter seems to be somewhat easier to use recently,” he was unable to determine if Musk was responsible for a drop in bots.
“I have no clue how to distinguish between things Elon accomplished, crypto-winter, and my brain inventing nonexistent changes,” he stated.
Some have noticed that bot answers continue to appear on postings, although the site swiftly removes them.
After assuming control of Twitter in October, Musk identified combating Twitter spam and scam bots as one of his priority goals.
Musk also intimated in his most recent tweet that Twitter would pursue legal action against fraudsters in the future, but he provided no more information.