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“Wordle”: Twitter suspends an account that gave answers to the game phenomenon

2022-01-27T08:27:58.287Z

An automated account also insulted players who published their results online, which the platform did not tolerate.



It's a kind of online Motus, a game broadcast until 2019 where you had to find words by making successive proposals.

"Wordle" has been growing in popularity in recent weeks and has several versions in French.

Only one puzzle is proposed per day;

millions of people are trying to solve it.

But pranksters try to spoil the fun of the players.

Twitter on Wednesday suspended a robot account that insulted "Wordle" players and revealed the next day's solution to them.

The @wordlinator profile went after those who share their score on Twitter.

He was "suspended for violating the rules on automated profiles and for sending unwanted mentions

(Editor's note: tweets containing the name of users)

, "explained a spokesperson for the platform.

The problem with mentions on social media

The robot account automatically responded to players who published their score with this type of message: “You know what?

We don't care about your mediocre linguistic escapades.

For your trouble, the word for tomorrow is: XXXXX”.

Twitter has said it does not tolerate its platform tools being used to annoy other users.

Its rules specify in particular that mentions, replies and unsolicited, aggressive and bulk direct messages may lead the platform to suspend or close the accounts concerned.

“Wordle” is precisely about finding a five-letter secret word in six tries.

Although only available on the web (and not in the form of a mobile application), it was adopted very quickly and widely, in particular thanks to the function of sharing the score on the networks, which hides the solution.

It is likely that the individual responsible for the @wordlinator account found the winning words simply by looking at the website's computer code.

A gamer wondered on Tuesday, “But what kind of sick, evil person can hate when people are innocently fooling around to the point of hacking Wordle?

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Source: leparis

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