Having already dealt with bots that can possibly help swing elections and a self-imposed inability to ban a president who openly violates their policies, Twitter is now also dealing with a number of users reportedly stealing memes and tweets in attempts to go viral.
Julia Reinstein wrote in a recent Buzzfeed News report.
“In addition to stealing people’s tweets without credit, some of these accounts are known as ‘tweetdeckers’ due to their practice of teaming up in exclusive Tweetdeck groups and mass-retweeting one another’s — and paying customers’ — tweets into forced virality,”
A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment on individual accounts, but BuzzFeed News understands the accounts were suspended for violating Twitter’s spam policy, which is quoted below:
“You may not use Twitter’s services for the purpose of spamming anyone. Spam is generally defined on Twitter as bulk or aggressive activity that attempts to manipulate or disrupt Twitter or the experience of users on Twitter to drive traffic or attention to unrelated accounts, products, services, or initiatives.”