Battling Spam in Iran Election Tweets

With the Iranian government blocking and limiting the use of social networking sites, cellphone signals and Internet connections, Twitter has proved to be a crucial tool for embattled Iranian protesters to alert the rest of the world about the nation’s post-election conflicts.

But now it’s also a trick up the sleeve of spammers who aim to capitalize on Twitterers’ interest in reading tweets about Iran. As more and more attention has been cast upon Twitter’s role in reporting news from Iranian demonstrators, spammers are attacking the microblogging site to setting up false accounts and spread misinformation about goings-on in Tehran, or to trick users into clicking on money-making scam sites.

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