Billionaire CEO and founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, has been forming ripples in the Twitter space with his complaining of Twitter spambots flooding the section of comments and moving down legitimate feedback.
The frustration of Musk looks to have started on September 16, when he tweeted the inventor of Dogecoin, Jackson Palmer, asking for assistance in dealing with scammers. He tweeted that if Palmer can assist to get rid of the annoying scam spammers, it would be much appreciated.
To Musk?s many followers delight, Palmer quickly replied to his tweet and looked to have already devised a script meant to deal with a similar problem in the past. Palmer immediately followed up his tweet by saying that Musk had received the code script and the two had discussed how the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, can work on fixing the spambot problem.
The discussion between the two technology geniuses attracted attention to the ever-expanding issue of scamming with alot of people joining the string and giving their own suggestions.
Some user gave an input that Twitter authenticates the provided IP addresses for any new account using similar profile pictures of the person in question as most users only get coned by the image.
Crypto scams in different sectors
The Co-Founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, had complained also about the prevalent bots? disturbance on Twitter handles related to crypto.
Another victim of cryptocurrency scamming on Twitter was Pope Francis. On August 28th , a promoting a fraudulent Bitcoin giveaway tweet was placed on an identical Twitter handle, and then abnormally increase as a different tweet?s top-placed reply.
The scamming solution
The crypto society has been angry at Twitter and its management team?s struggle in solving the Ethereum giveaway issue of scam. Palmer pointed out that the solution to the giveaway scam bots issue is quite easy. Find and ban newly developed accounts with similar profile pictures .
In spite of Jack reporting on various occasions that the Twitter programming team is working to fix the problem, Ethereum giveaway scam bots are still active on the platform. Bleeping Computer gave a report that Ethereum scam have already stolen more than $4.3 million in June.