Twitter shut down alert tool to expose fake accounts

Last Updated: Dec 30 2017 19:44

TECHNOLOGY- Micro blogging site Twitter has shut down an alert tool whose aim was to expose fake accounts that post racist messages on the social network.

The Imposter Buster bot used to warn people about fake accounts by automatically replying to them.

But users filed a large number of spam complaints against the bot with writer Yair Rosenberg saying, "Impostor Buster was doing Twitter's job for it."