Some users in the crypto space on Twitter have already reported a decline in the number of scam bots after Elon Musk’s recent changes to the social media platform.
Elon Musk’s latest salvo in Twitter’s battle against spammy crypto bots seems to be putting a real snag on the crypto community reporting a significant drop in the number of bots responding to his posts.
The CEO of Twitter hinted that “bots will have a surprise tomorrow” in a post on December 11, and later announced that they found a small number of people behind the large number of bot/troll accounts and that the platform would be shut down. Drop IP addresses for “known bad actors”. “.
He later followed this up by announcing that scammers could try other ways to circumvent the IP ban, but Twitter would “close them as soon as they’re revealed”.
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“I did a test post and instead of seeing 50 bot responses, I saw huge progress, huge publicity,” Musk said in a post on Dec.
Other users also went to test Musk’s latest changes. PlanB, Bitcoin
The analyst and investor posted a chart to see how many bots will respond. At the time of this writing, no responses from bots appeared in the comments.
Vitalik Buterin, who is also one of the co-founders of Ethereum, stated that he could not say whether there was a drop in bots due to Musk, although “Twitter seems to be *marginally* better usable lately”.
“I have no idea how to distinguish between what Elon is doing for the crypto-winter and the mentally imagined changes that aren’t actually there,” he said.
Some have reported that bot replies continue to appear in posts, but are very quickly removed by the platform.
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Twitter spam and scams have become an epidemic on the platform, and Musk has made it one of his top Twitter priorities after taking office in October.
No additional details were provided, although Musk hinted in his latest post that the platform will aim to take legal action against Twitter scammers in the future.