Inspiration

After seeing how people with lots of followers struggle to keep the bots who flood their mentions with spam, I thought there had to be an easier way.

What it does

It lets you block a list of known twitter bots with a single click, saving you the hassle of blocking one by one and avoiding having to interact with them again.

How I built it

I built a simple Flask app with an SQL database to save the bot list, as the interface is so simple it does not need any more difficult technologies.

Challenges I ran into

I had a lot of trouble getting OAuth to work, but once that worked everything kept rolling in.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I'm proud of the idea this will help save people from social network stress and make Twitter a more enjoyable experience for everyone

What I learned

I learned how to work with OAuth and the Twitter API.

What's next for Bot Killer

Making the bot list collaborative under the supervision of a set of trusted moderators which will ensure no real accounts end up in the list, even those like @realDoanldTrump.

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