April 6, 2012- One of the largest social networking sites, Twitter, has filed a suit to try to eliminate spammers. Twitter said from their official blog on Thursday that it filed the suit in a federal court in San Francisco. It said the suit targeted the five spammers that were the most aggressive of all and tool providers that aid in their practice.
The Twitter statement said they were going to the source. It read, “Shutting tool providers down will help to prevent spammers from having access to their services.”
Twitter also said it was attempting to keep users’ feeds free of spam and was launching new efforts to do so. The blog statement read, “We have committed ourselves to fighting on all fronts against spam, by growing our team of anti-spammers and using all the tools we have to shut spammers down.”
As sites that deal in social networking continue to grow, like Twitter, Google+ and Facebook, so does the constant threat of spam. Even new up and coming sites like Pinterest have started to see incidents of spam.
Experts say the fight against spam will be an ongoing one. More and more software and systems are set up to fight spam, but spammers also find ways to reroute their spam to reach the end user.