API to search and report fake accounts


#1

I noticed 1,000s of fake accounts tonight–All tweeting the same message. Each account had 100 followers and only three (3) tweets. Is there an API to search and report these Fake Accounts… It is impossible for one person, or a hundred to report all of these fake accounts.


#2

How do you define a “fake” account?


#3

Accounts set up in mass by hackers, or other organizations, to be sold and resold to organizations who utilize them to manipulated twitter feed content. These organizations also sell “followers” to people on twitter. These accounts do not represent real people but are controlled by who ever has purchased them.


#4

This is a list of fake accounts…

https://twitter.com/HarwardJene
https://twitter.com/AlizaHelvie
https://twitter.com/SibleySabouri
https://twitter.com/CluckChristina
https://twitter.com/IveyWislock
https://twitter.com/StrubGarnet
https://twitter.com/LaureArvilla
https://twitter.com/SheryllMaves
https://twitter.com/KassieSobel
https://twitter.com/ZinShena
https://twitter.com/ShabotDawne
https://twitter.com/LaurieAnnalisa
https://twitter.com/JanuaryPluma
https://twitter.com/sixta_hefel
https://twitter.com/WeersDacia
https://twitter.com/BoisseKira
https://twitter.com/MangioShirley
https://twitter.com/BavzeeCyrstal
https://twitter.com/RawlsDorvil
https://twitter.com/JordanRuell
https://twitter.com/MalerTingler
https://twitter.com/WilmaRumbley
https://twitter.com/KieshaWaaga
https://twitter.com/DaniaYetta
https://twitter.com/dry_reus
https://twitter.com/BritniDreama
https://twitter.com/RamonaRaymo
https://twitter.com/McgurkSharyl
https://twitter.com/AudrieSordia
https://twitter.com/TrishaGrefe
https://twitter.com/DockrayIvana
https://twitter.com/HarlinRoy
https://twitter.com/RosyMcelmurry
https://twitter.com/GerryShella
https://twitter.com/LebrunOlga
https://twitter.com/MaddieSitaca
https://twitter.com/shella_sirena
https://twitter.com/FokFae
https://twitter.com/heath_hoa
https://twitter.com/AbigailVashti
https://twitter.com/PhebePersky
https://twitter.com/OkNanz
https://twitter.com/grise_coral
https://twitter.com/DitoreThomas
https://twitter.com/joubert_lan
https://twitter.com/aurea_saurey
https://twitter.com/ChiKronberg
https://twitter.com/DungManry
https://twitter.com/LoretaHamson
https://twitter.com/britteny_lisa
https://twitter.com/bova_pearl
https://twitter.com/KimiTomasa
https://twitter.com/LeighaMiron
https://twitter.com/VatchTaryn
https://twitter.com/GodbeAna
https://twitter.com/VellaWismer
https://twitter.com/EuraVacha
https://twitter.com/DoucettDavid
https://twitter.com/StychDorian
https://twitter.com/LeadleySong
https://twitter.com/InaMolenda
https://twitter.com/beahan_van
https://twitter.com/MarinOutzen
https://twitter.com/TericaPisano
https://twitter.com/GloryLahoma
https://twitter.com/GolianIone
https://twitter.com/marlo_swett
https://twitter.com/manford_selena
https://twitter.com/DemorePerry
https://twitter.com/carey_lida


#5

After an account is setup, how would you distinguish between a fake and a non-fake account?

You need some rules, such as, fake accounts are accounts that have the following properties:
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#6

I think you could easily come up with some fake account definition rules to your satisfaction, but it would be a waste of my time.

Technically, this is actually a case of serial account creation: a violation of the TOS.

Serial Accounts: You may not create multiple accounts for disruptive or abusive purposes, or with overlapping use cases. Mass account creation may result in suspension of all related accounts. Please note that any violation of the Twitter Rules is cause for permanent suspension of all accounts.

And Spam violation per twitters TOS.

If you have followed and/or unfollowed large amounts of users in a short time period, particularly by automated means (aggressive following or follower churn);

If you post duplicate content over multiple accounts or multiple duplicate updates on one account;

And I am sure these accounts and the organization behind them are also involved in Selling & Purchasing followers;

I suggest you message Twitter #Support for further help understanding this… Now What I would like to know: is there a way to mass report such serial accounts that are in flagrant violation of these rules.