Over the past six weeks I have acquired a number of unwanted Twitter followers. These followers share similar characteristics:
- The avatar includes a provocative, well endowed women. Sometimes the avatar includes two similar women. Sometimes these two women are embracing.
- The @handle includes and 'X' in the middle.
- The account rarely has any followers and often hasn't tweeted.
- The account description is often NSFW.
When I encounter these accounts (usually multiple times daily) I curse and tag these accounts as spam. But now someone is doing something.
Tabitha Fung has started a petition at change.org. The petition asks Twitter to ban pornbots. Please be aware the request is not about bots, that's another discussion. The ban is also not about porn because that too is another discussion. The petition is to keep Twitter users (including children) from having multiple, daily, automated porn related followers. It really is that simple. So please take a moment to sign the petition and maybe even pass the petition to your friends. Thanks for your help.