How to test spam reporting?


#1

I want to invoke the REST API https://dev.twitter.com/rest/reference/post/users/report_spam from my iOS app, but only to test that it works, ie I don’t want to actually report spam. Is there a way to do that? Thanks


#2

It may be worth creating a test twitter account for this: Remember that report_spam will also block the user.

So if you create a @bootonik_spam account, and POST users/report_spam with your access token, @bootonik_spam should appear blocked to you (check in the web interface or with https://dev.twitter.com/rest/reference/get/blocks/list )


#3

I generally do a search for “iph0ne” or “v1agra” and find a bunch of spam accounts to test on.