Elon Musk’s latest salvo in his war against crypto spam bots on Twitter appears to have had a real impact, as the crypto community reported a large reduction in the number of bots responding to his posts.

On a December 11 mailthe Twitter CEO hinted that “the bots will have a surprise tomorrow” and then explained that they found a small number of people behind a large number of bot/troll accounts and that the platform will shut down the IP addresses of “known bad guys”. actors.”

He then went on to explain that while scammers may try other methods to bypass IP address blocking, Twitter will “shut them down as soon as they appear.”

Shibetoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym of Billy Markus, co-creator of the Dogecoin (DOGE) meme coin, told Musk in a Dec. 11 statement. mail“I did a test post and instead of seeing 50 bot responses, I only saw one very much progress, very exaggerated.”

Other users also went to test Musk’s latest changes. PlanB, a Bitcoin (BTC) analyst and investor, posted a chart to see how many bots would respond. At the time of writing this article, no responses from the bots had appeared in the comments.

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin also noted that while “Twitter *seems* to be marginally better to use lately,” he couldn’t say if there was a reduction in bots due to Musk.

“I have no idea how to separate the things Elon did in front of the crypto-winter in front of my brain imagining changes that don’t actually exist,” he said.

Some have reported that the bot’s replies still appear on posts, but the platform removes them very quickly.

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Twitter spam and scam bots have been a plague on the platform, and Musk made them one of his top priorities for Twitter after taking over in October.

In his latest post, Musk also hinted that the platform will try to take legal action against scammers on Twitter in the future, though he offered no additional details.

“Twitter will also move to prosecute scammers anywhere on Earth,” he said.





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