Twitter Is Now Allowing Users Who Report Spammy Tweets to Provide More Information

Fake account is one of the new options

But what kind of spam is it? cyano66/iStock
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Twitter is now enabling its users to provide more information on the posts that they report as spam.

The social network announced in a Twitter Safety tweet that users can specify the type of spam they are reporting, including suspicion that the tweets originated from fake accounts.

When a user clicks on the drop-down menu in the top-right-hand corner of a tweet and selects “Report Tweet,” followed by, “It’s suspicious or spam,” they can select from the following options:

  • The account tweeting this is fake.
  • Includes a link to a potentially harmful, malicious or phishing site.
  • The hashtags included seem unrelated.
  • Uses the reply function to spam.
  • It’s something else.

After completing the process, users are given the options of blocking or muting the account behind the reported tweet. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.