Elon Musk might have not yet succeeded in sending a man to Mars, but he has seemingly finally managed to put a block on spam thanks to none other than Jackson Palmer, the meme coin creator of Dogecoin fame.
It all started with Musk waving a white flag, stating “maybe the scammers will just get tired of winning eventually.”
Unbeknown to Musk, where the thousands of Twitter employees had failed, Palmer had on his own succeeded, telling Musk:
“I literally have a Python script that does this regex, blocks and reports the accounts then Twitter shuts them down within seconds. Running for months with no more scam accounts.”
Considering the infestation of impersonating scammer bots which say they’ll send ten eth if you send them one eth, you’d think solving the problem was rocket science. Palmer however is showing it is as easy as peasy. An impressed Musk says:
“If you can help get rid of the annoying scam spammers, that would be much appreciated.” Palmer here missed a trick in failing to ask for one eth first. A helpful Palmer instead said:
“Elon has the script… we had a good chat on how Jack Dorsey [Twitter CEO] and the Twitter team should definitely automate and fix this problem on their end though.”
Twitter obviously doesn’t want to address its bot problem because it inflates user numbers, but Musk was very happy and although the following picture is unrelated, it is very appropriate for the occasion:
We checked a few Musk tweets and the experience is normal. Which is unusual because previously we had to scroll through many scammer impersonating bots.
The bots however now have gone. Banished by the wiz code of the meme coin creator. Just like that, no longer any trace left, except for perhaps Musk’s newly found ability to spell ethereum.