Twitter calls spam by 40 percent




Twitter has a new tool, the number of spam messages on Twitter with 40 percent to grind. Some of the spam is already noted in the posts and locked, but also existing spam attacks are reduced faster.

The tool Twitter employees can easily add new antispam measures. Previously it took hours or even days, because a change in the code had to be made, tested and then rolled. With Botmaker like Twitter’s new tool is called, is that within minutes. Botmaker in fact consists of a large number of small impactor looking spam messages.

Botmaker has its own easy-to-read syntax, which conditions and actions should be prepared. Each bone consists of a condition and an action. A bot can can search for a tweet with a text or URL and then delete it.

Botmaker been working while posting a tweet. That should lead to more spam is blocked. Before users can come into contact with it However, more complex bots run afterwards, to prevent too much latency occurs when posting a tweet. Also are running bots that look at the behavior of a user over a longer period.

Meanwhile Botmaker major antispam tool Twitter, says the company itself, and the tool will also be used on other systems. It is unclear what purpose the tool can be used even more. Nor is it clear whether Twitter plans to make. Botmaker opensource

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