Twitter Bug Causes People To Automatically Follow Anyone

Posted May 10, 2010

As of this morning Twitter has been hacked. According to a Mashable reader, if you write ?[tweet] accept [username]? then that [username] immediately starts to follow you. After discovering that feature, several people high-profile Twitter users such as Conan O’Brien follow them or other people that they weren’t supposed to be following. If you go to anyone’s profile page, you will now notice that they are following no one and no one is following them. Twitter had to take the follow/unfollow feature offline while they were fixing the bug.

Follow count display is set to 0 and follow/unfollow is temporarily offline while we fix a bug.less than a minute ago via web