Twitter is one of my favorite social platforms. As a journalist, I get news from it, but I also get to interact with my peers and friends. But Twitter, like every other social platform, has an interesting attack surface; one that criminals have been exploiting for years.

The object of social media, as one would expect, is to encourage people to be social. This is why Twitter and Facebook seem to be force multipliers when it comes to the spread of news, and gossip. But, as mentioned, this instant connection to information can be turned against the masses. While all social platforms can be abused, the two that are the easiest mess with are Facebook and Twitter.

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