I've never seen so much of spam on Pinterest until the "freshness" algorithm was instituted. You search any popular phrase on Pinterest and spam is ranking. It seems like the freshness algorithm has made it easy as ever for spam to be all over Pinterest. Spammers can generate fresh pins at a rate much higher than actual users.
I was searching for "Easter Basket ideas".
Check out the trending weekly search "Easter Party Games?"
More spam which links to "https: _//feedproxy.google.com/~r/audience11/~3/Z2Qlrw0-moE/#yoHcirQ" Obviously, it's a spam site not Buzzfeed.
Here is a line I found interesting: "To illustrate, this statement in Guardian will populate a counter counting the distinct number of ips flagging a domain as being spam." It looks like Pinterest relies on users from multiple IP addresses reporting something as spam as one of the signals.
When it comes to spam, I feel much more work needs to be done in this area. What are your thoughts?