Following Elon Musk’s most recent updates to the social media site, some members of the cryptocurrency Twitter community have already reported a decrease in the number of scam bots.
The crypto community is reporting a sharp decline in the number of bots responding to their tweets following Elon Musk’s most recent attack on crypto spam bots on Twitter.
The CEO of Twitter teased that “bots are in for a surprise tomorrow” in a message on December 11. Later, the CEO said that the platform would be blocking the IP addresses of “known bad actors” after identifying a small group of individuals responsible for many bot/troll accounts.
He continued by saying that even though con artists might use various strategies to overcome the IP address limitation, Twitter will “take them down as soon as they come up.”
In a post on December 11, Billy Markus, the co-creator of the meme currency Dogecoin, who goes by the alias Shibetoshi Nakamoto, said, “I made a test post and instead of seeing 50 bot replies I only got one much progress, very hype.”
The bots are in for a surprise tomorrow
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2022
Other people went to test Musk’s most recent adjustments. PlanB, a Bitcoin BTC analyst and investor, uploaded a graphic to see how many bots would respond. As of the time of writing, no comments from bots had shown.
Just testing if the bots are really gone! pic.twitter.com/2v7BU3xMfu
— PlanB (@100trillionUSD) December 11, 2022
While Twitter “*seems* to be marginally better to use lately,” Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin added, he couldn’t tell if there had been a decrease in bots because of Musk.
I am trying to figure out how to distinguish between the work Elon accomplished, Crypto-Winter, and my brain’s imagined modifications.
Some claim that the bot responses still appear on posts, but the platform rapidly deletes them.
After taking over as CEO of Twitter in October, Musk saw the elimination of Twitter spam and scam bots as one of his primary goals.
Musk also mentioned in his most recent tweet that the company plans to sue Twitter scammers, but he provided no further information.
i made a test post and instead of seeing 50 bot replies i only saw one
much progress, very hype
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) December 11, 2022
He added that Twitter would also take action to bring scammers to justice everywhere on Earth.