Has your Twitter account been sending unapproved tweets? On Sunday 6 April, that’s exactly what happened to us at Sladen Legal. But fear not - such spam is usually harmless and the issue is easily rectifiable.
There are several reasons why your Twitter account may send unauthorised, unexpected tweets. Usually the culprit is a third party application which you have inadvertently authorised to access your account. For functionality, it’s important for Twitter to interact with other platforms. In doing so, each program will have access to your account. Many of these are legitimate, but sometimes a third party will surreptitiously request this authorisation – and you will grant it. But don’t worry, it happens to the best of us and is easy to manage.