Spammers, get out of my Twitter property!

In recent times, I’ve noticed that my Twitter feed gets mysterious @ mentions. They come from people with whom I’ve never had anything to do, and don’t want to, either. The content of those tweets is usually either gibberish or pushing some follower scheme or other obscure software.

I resent this type of “hijacking” my feed. The followers I have are entitled to read my feed without being pestered by peddlers I have no association with.


I don’t know where these people get the user handles. Up until now, the nonsense mentions have always included my handle, but today I noticed a new phenomenon: there was one such message in my feed that didn’t even include my name (see image). Can anyone shed any light on how this is technically possible?

#social media

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