Twitter boots a bot that revealed Wordle's upcoming words to the game's players
Added 01-26-22 04:07:02pm EST - “A bot account sent mean notes to users who posted their Wordle score ?" and it also revealed the next day's answer. It was suspended for violating Twitter's rules.” - Npr.org
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A bot that tried to spoil the fun for Wordle users has been banned by Twitter. Screenshot by NPR hide caption
The @wordlinator bot account was designed to fire off a dismissive reply to anyone posting their now-familiar green, white and yellow score on the daily game. The bot also revealed the next day's answer.
The bot automatically blasted out replies to Wordle players such as "Guess what. People don't care about your mediocre linguistic escapades. To teach you a lesson, tomorrow's word is..."
While die-hard Wordle fans might find the bot's behavior hateful, Twitter suspended the bot because it ran afoul of its rules around authenticity. The platform bars accounts from "sending bulk, aggressive, high-volume unsolicited replies."
"The account referenced was suspended for violating the Twitter Rules and the Automation Rules around sending unsolicited @mentions," a Twitter spokesperson told NPR.
Guys someone really hates joy (even the tiny modicum of joy we’ve managed to wring out the hellscape of 2021). Block @wordlinator if you don’t want them to spoiler wordle for you https://t.co/GtTjGzrG9t— Moniza Hossain (@moniza_hossain) January 24, 2022
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