Twitter kills API access of apps used to buy followers
Twitter is finally tackling its problem of people buying followers by cutting off API access of apps claiming to offer such a service.
Three of the most notorious apps – Crowdfire, ManageFlitter, and Statusbrew – have been affected by Twitter’s clampdown.
Such apps follow thousands of users with similar interests in the hope some will follow back. The services often monitor those who do not follow and offer their user to unfollow them.
In a statement, a Twitter spokesperson explained: