Elon Musk Squashes Ethereum (ETH) Scammers With Boost From Crypto Creator
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has had enough of the pesky and relentless crypto scammers on Twitter.
Musk reached out to the creator of Dogecoin Jackson Palmer to ask how he can take matters into his own hands.
@ummjackson if you can help get rid of the annoying scam spammers, that would be much appreciated
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2018
Palmer has already coded a script that blocks scam bots and promptly sent the code to Musk, noting the two talked about the need for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to be more proactive.
Update: Elon has the script… we had a good chat on how @jack and the Twitter team should definitely automate and fix this problem on their end though. 🤷♀️
— Jackson Palmer (@ummjackson) September 17, 2018
Elon has long lamented crypto scammers, and last month joked that they were convincing enough to make him want to buy Ethereum.
At this point, I want ETH even if it is a scam
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 28, 2018
Twitter is working to remove scammers, although the impact of its efforts is debatable. The social media giant recently banned more than 400 accounts from the platform for engaging in “coordinated manipulation.”
Since our initial suspensions last Tuesday, we have continued our investigation, further building our understanding of these networks. In addition, we suspended an additional 486 accounts for violating the policies outlined last week. This brings the total suspended to 770.
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) August 27, 2018
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