One of the most popular social media platforms Twitter took action against accounts for engaging in ‘coordinated manipulation’ and removed two hundred and eighty-four accounts within the last week. Techmeme, a news aggregator based out of San Francisco, tweeted an article published by Techcrunch reporting this news to which the CEO of Tesla replied and mentioned how this was a great move on the part of Twitter.
The accounts that were taken down by Twitter were actively participating in propagating malicious content, and Elon Musk was quite vocal in expressing his opinion on the news and stated that the measure would “increase usage by real users.”
Elon Musk is no stranger to being the victim of attacks by accounts that act out of a sense of malice on Twitter. Back in July of 2018, Musk raised his voice about the disdain he feels against spambots on Twitter. In the past as well, he has spoken about at length about how his profile has been affected by them.
Musk also tweeted in jest of how he would be giving away ETH in reference to a fake Medium post that claimed he was giving away free ETH and free BTC Musk even jokingly pointed out that he also wanted some ETH “even if it is a scam.” Elon even provided a link to the fake Medium article and went along with the joke.
There has been a steady rise in the number of fake Twitter accounts that prove to be quite adept at propagating misleading information. Such fake accounts usually attempt to target well-renowned individuals who have included the likes of Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin.
Back in July, Musk said that the individual running Ethereum spam-bots possessed “mad skills.”
Elon’s tweet did not go past Vitalik unnoticed. To this, he responded by pointing out the issue to Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, asking him to resolve the problem.