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Twitter Files Suit Against Spammers

Twitter confirmed Thursday it is filing a lawsuit against five companies that supply the software often used to create spam content on the micro-blogging site and elsewhere.

In a post on the official Twitter blog, the company said they are hoping to move right to the source of spam content.

"This morning, we filed suit in federal court in San Francisco against five of the most aggressive tool providers and spammers. With this suit, we're going straight to the source," the blog post stated.

"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."

The post also revealed a handful of plans within the company to help identify and eliminate spam content including new analysis of their link shortening service.

by RTT Staff Writer

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