My guess is he didn’t know he was sending out this stuff. He does now. It’s hidden in plain sight in a place most Twitter users won’t see!
It’s likely his account WASN’T hacked. Most compromised accounts have given the spammers permission without realizing it.
I sent him instructions to fix it. Here they are for you too!
- 1 – With a web browser (Mac, PC, Linux – no difference) go to www.Twitter.com and sign in.
- 2 – Click here. You’ll be taken to a list of the applications you’ve authorized to post to your account.
- 3 – Go through the list and “Revoke access” from any applications you don’t recognize or have stopped using.
- 4 – There is no step four. You’re done!
This fix is incredibly easy and can be done by even the most computerphobic tweeter without fear of screwing things up further.