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Spammers see #escort #adultprofile and #massages trend on Twitter


By Ishbel Macleod, PR and social media consultant

December 21, 2013 | 3 min read

Spammers taking advantage of Twitter’s algorithm for detecting trends made hashtags such as #escort #adultprofile and #massages appear as trending in London yesterday.Twitter's algorithm generates the trending list based on what people are talking about more now than previously, with the number of tweets as well as the number of those tweeting being taken into account.The terms trended for several hours, aided by confused users tweeting about the odd hashtags.

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