After invading Instagram these NSFW bots are now creating chaos on Twitter

Almost every person relies on social media platforms for a variety of services. Every once in awhile companies introduce new services to engage more audience from all over the world. The reason why majority users tend to trust a social network depends on its policies to secure user’s privacy.

These social media giants have teams specifically dedicated to make the platform secured for the users. No matter how much the company tries to eliminate spams from their platforms, some crooks still find a loophole to get access to the platform and user’s data as well.

You surely noticed comments and DMs from unknown accounts stating to show nudes or asking to visit some fake websites to access videos. These are not any actual porn related content but instead, these are porn bots.

Porn bots taking control of Twitter’s feed

Instagram is no longer the only social media app with porn bots, now Twitter is being invaded by it too. If you notice the trending section of Twitter, you will realize that the majority of the accounts show similar behavior to the porn bots on Instagram. Whereas on Instagram, there were more comments and DMs but on Twitter, you’ll notice pictures of women in bikinis and some word related to trending topics on Twitter. This is a new attempt by hackers to lure readers into accessing their websites to breach the user’s personal information.

How these porn bots work

There was report that stated about a company named US steel’s plans to kick out hundreds of workers in Michigan, this issue was trending on Twitter and Engadget team noticed a porn bot with this tweet “Marzia Pewds KickItOut Tusk Will Keane Irish Sea Phil Lynott Chopra josh Kroenke Lavazza Joe Sugg Dulux Nick Timothy Ben Unwin Amy Adams US Steel Little Brother USA Network Congrats Felix” This is a new strategy used by these spam account to get into the trending category by using the specified keywords to lure viewers on its trap. The core purpose of these spam account is same of Instagram porn bots, to lure viewers to a sketchy porn site and to ask for their personal information like email address, age, location, and even credit card number as well.

These spam accounts are showing under the “Top’ tab of Twitter’s trending category. This means that the posts from these accounts were one of the first things people saw when they searched for tweets related to any trending / hot topics.


If intentionally or unintentionally you end up clicking on any of links tweeted by these accounts you will be redirected to the same sketchy NSFW sites like you’ll fall when you click on the links by bot comments on Instagram.

Response from Twitter

According to Twitter, the team is trying hard to eliminate these kinds of spammers from the platform and to make sure it doesn’t appear again. Sometimes when a company fails to eliminate the threat themselves, users can also help by reporting it. According to Twitter, these porn bots aren’t exactly violating any of Twitter’s policies but it’s pretty clear that they are fake and Twitter has strict policies regarding that.

Bottom Line

These porn bot accounts appear at the same time when Twitter has been accused of spreading fake news on the platform. These porn bots are not as harmful as long as you don’t share your personal information. So, the only way to secure your personal information is by not avoiding these kinds of spam accounts and reporting it to the platform.

After invading Instagram NSFW bots find a new target i.e. Twitter
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