In a tweet on Monday, September 17, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk asked the creator of Dogecoin (DOGE) Jackson Palmer, to help him out in dealing with “annoying” cryptocurrency scammers on Twitter.
Musk wrote in his tweet tagging, Palmer –
“@ummjackson if you can help get rid of the annoying scam spammers, that would be much appreciated.”
Immediately replying to the mention, Palmer urged Musk to reach out to him via direct messages. Palmer promised to send a script that could help Musk in solving the problem-
“If you DM me (your DMs aren’t open), I’ll send you the script – it’s short, simple and you just run it with cron somewhere.”
After a while, Palmer tweeted with an update saying –
“Update: Elon has the script… we had a good chat on how @jack and the Twitter team should definitely automate and fix this problem on their end though.”
Elon Musk pointed out back in July to the problem of scam bots impersonating as famous people on Twitter, including himself, as a move to steal Ethereum and other cryptos. He then tweeted –
“I want to know who is running the Etherium scambots! Mad skillz”
Apart from Musk, Litecoin founder Charlie Lee, Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov are also some examples affected by these scam bots.
Back in September Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hinted that Twitter might use blockchain technology in future to deal with scam and misinformation on its platform.