Twitter has long had problems with spammy copy / paste posts. Most recently, there was an influx of users who claimed to be “done with the NBA”
According to the Twitter Comms account, the company has “seen an increase in copypasta” recently (which is not exactly “copypasta”, but okay) and will take action starting immediately.
We have seen an increase in ‘copypasta’, an attempt by many accounts to copy, paste and tweet the same sentence. 🍝🔁
When we see this behavior, we can restrict the visibility of tweets. https://t.co/OCVudJPXPm
– Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) August 27, 2020
These tweets clearly fall into Twitter’s guidelines for limiting visibility, especially during “violent and spammy behavior” – because what are those stupid tweets if not spam? Nothing. They are spam.
As an avid Twitter user, I’m glad to see the company take steps to get rid of this type of behavior. Now if it could just do that, I make the network less of a cesspool, we would be in great shape.
Here is hope.