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How to Combat Bot Spam on X: A Simple Yet Effective Strategy

Discover a simple strategy to tackle Twitter bot spam and enhance your social media experience—no more relentless blocking!

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How to Combat Bot Spam on X: A Simple Yet Effective Strategy

Bot spam on Twitter is an increasingly irritating issue for many users. Often, immediately after tweeting, you find yourself bombarded with replies from bots, usually attempting to scam you out of cryptocurrency. The frequency of these intrusions can fluctuate, but typically, users find themselves repeatedly blocking these accounts, especially if they are active posters.

For those seeking a respite from this relentless spam, there's a handy trick. The solution lies within the 'Lists' section, accessible via the three dots menu on Twitter's web interface.

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Here, you can view the lists where your profile has been included. These lists are public, and a common observation is being added to enormous lists with thousands of other users. Some of these may be explicitly related to cryptocurrency, while others might not be as obvious.

How to Combat Bot Spam Using Lists on X

  1. Log in to your X account and head to the 'Lists' section.
  2. Click on 'Lists you are on' - this might be hidden under the 'More' options menu.
  3. Inspect the lists you've been added to, paying particular attention to those with many members or vague naming conventions.
  4. If a list seems suspicious or irrelevant to your interests, click on it to view more details.
  5. In the list view, find the option to 'Block' an account that added you to the list.
Block lists which have many members

These large lists are often the targets of bot farms. The workaround? Instead of blocking individual accounts, consider banning these specific lists. Since implementing this method on my account, the volume of spam I receive has drastically reduced. While the occasional spam message still slips through, the frequency and scale are much lower.

Implementing this strategy can significantly reduce the annoyance of bot spam on Twitter, making your social media experience more enjoyable. Give it a try and see the difference it makes.