Filipino company sued by Twitter for spamming
A Filipino company, JL4 Web Solutions, was among several defendants in a case filed by Twitter in San Francisco, California two days ago. Jayson Yanuaria of JL4 Web Solutions was one of the accused in the Php25 million lawsuit.
JL4 Web Solutions created a software called Tweet Attacks which allows users to automatically create numerous Twitter accounts and spam Twitter with messages.
From Twitter’s official blog on Thursday (April 5, 2012):
This morning, we filed suit in federal court in San Francisco against five of the most aggressive tool providers and spammers. With this suit, weâ€™re going straight to the source. By shutting down tool providers, we will prevent other spammers from having these services at their disposal. Further, we hope the suit acts as a deterrent to other spammers, demonstrating the strength of our commitment to keep them off Twitter.
Twitter’s approach is to hit the source of the spam instead of the just the individual spammers. The TweetAttacks.com website has been down since yesterday.
Note: The lawsuit was filed in California so I’m not sure if there was also another one filed here in the Philippines.