Sunday PSA: don’t fall for follow-back parties, especially the ones who say they need more followers in order to follow people. The reason their account is locked is because they’re already following FIVE THOUSAND people, likely in a very short amount of time.
Could you think of a legit reason/need to follow FIVE THOUSAND people at once?
☝🏻This is a method to “organically” gain masses of followers and then feed those followers disinfo. Remember that we are in an information war. An account following 5K who says she’s a sports loving mama today can look completely different tomorrow.
And because Twitter has no guardrails—such as being able to look at an account’s history of handles, avis, or language use—you probably won’t know when/if it changes.
Hypothetical example: bot is set to look like a Midwest mom, running a script to automatically follow any account using certain hashtags. Bot hits 5K wall. Follow-back party employed to continue getting followers.
Bot finally gets xK followers. Bot changes handle, profile pic, bio. Bot now says it’s a legal expert. Real person takes over account, spreading disinfo to unsuspecting followers.
Keep in mind also that this bot could also have OTHER bots following it and saying things like “done! Xoxo”. So don’t be swayed by that part of it either.
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