Twitter I love you

There aren’t many downsides to using Twitter, but one of the more obvious ones is the number of bots spewing out spam. Thankfully, no machine is able to pass the Turing test, which means that whether the spam takes the form of @replies or DMs, it is easy to spot that the account is not genuine and notify Twitter of this. Once a few people have flagged an account as posting spam, or if a large number of people suddenly block an account, or even if an account suddenly follows and then unfollows a large number of people, Twitter will suspend/delete the account. If only there were a similar system for emails.

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