Twitter has taken aim at five of its most troublesome spam enablers with a lawsuit filed in federal court, the company's latest effort to crack down on mass-produced junk tweets.
Defendants listed in the lawsuit, filed last Thursday, include Philippines-based JL4 Web Solutions (referred to in the suit as "TweetAttacks") and Tennessee-based Skootle Corporation (referred to as "TweetBuddy"; "TweetAdder"), as well as individuals Garland Harris and James Lucero.
Twitter claims to have spent as much as $700,000 fighting spam produced by the five parties listed in the lawsuit.
"With this suit, we're going straight to the source," Twitter shared in a recent blog post. "By shutting down tool providers, we will prevent other spammers from having these services at their disposal. Further, we hope the suit acts as a deterrent to other spammers, demonstrating the strength of our commitment to keep them off Twitter."
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