— What Spam Looks Like (@LooksLikeSpam) February 11, 2013
Twitter works hard to detect accounts promoting a product by @mentioning everyone. You’ve seen it. Somebody with only a few followers sends an endless series of nearly identical tweets, likely with a link lacking explanatory text.
That’s why sending too many @mentions in too short a time period can set off Twitter spam filters and get you suspended.
Debates are common on Twitter, but group arguments involving multiple parties are dangerous to your account. Participants may try to end the conversation by blocking your account. You can get suspended if you have just @mentioned many of them in a short time period.
Don’t expose yourself by getting into heated arguments with multiple people at once. Strip out @mentions of everyone except the person you’re talking with directly. Slow down and try not to talk with too many people at once, especially if they aren’t friendly.