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September 26th, 2009
05:59 AM ET

U.S. Wants Trustworthy Twitter

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said this week the nation needs Twitter to be an accurate source of information – especially in an emergency. How can you make sure the tweets you’re getting are accurate? This morning, our Josh Levs is showing us key web sites to use to weed out the spam and malware from your Twitter feed – and how to report someone you can’t trust.
The sites include:
powertwitter.me
tweetblocker.com
tweetgrade.com
twitter.com/spam
Josh will be joined by a guest from mashable.com
Have these sites worked well for you? What other tools do you use to keep your Twitter feed trustworthy?


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Scott Stodden

    Josh good information that I never knew about and they all work

    September 26, 2009 at 6:11 am |
  2. Fawad

    Twitter and social networking sites have changed our perception.

    Twitter get used by people more than anything else during emergencies.

    Facebook possess more information about people than anyone else.

    It's about time, Homeland Security Secretary got to involve. It's important

    I don't depend on twitter because they are not reliable & I don't trust Facebook.because I don't think my information will be well protected.

    September 26, 2009 at 7:21 am |
  3. Dave

    Nothing good will come of anyone in the goverment useinf Facebook Twitter Myspace or any other so called social network. They cant even talk face to face half the time.

    September 26, 2009 at 7:24 am |
  4. Bettye

    I think the government wants yo make it secure for their own personal gain. They've been listening yo phone conversations and Twitter and many other methods of communicating enable them to probably find information about criminals (terrorists). So, by making sure materials about individuals is secure and safe, our government is requring this precautionary measure . Thus, when they find a person suspect of something, they want to make sure it's the right msn and that the crooks haven't gotten an innocent person's personal information and used it to mask their criminal activity.

    This has to be why the government is getting involved. Why else would the homeland security been concerned with "the people"? They aren't because if they were there would have been heakthcare reform long ago.

    September 26, 2009 at 9:33 am |
  5. Jonathan Nelson

    Thanks for reviewing Tweet Blocker Josh. I'm the founder/co-creator and wanted to let you know that users can also do the following with Tweet Blocker:

    -Bulk block and report spammers instantly when you log in.
    -Developers can also utilize our API to report spammers and grade users in their network. For example, the popular Tweetie iPhone and Mac OS X application for Twitter has integrated Tweet Blocker into their upcoming 2.0 release.
    -You can drag and drop the bookmarklet off the homepage to your browser toolbar and anytime you click the 'Report Spammer' button it will report that spammer to the Tweet Blocker system and will also advise Twitter. It's that easy.

    September 26, 2009 at 7:58 pm |