Oops! Twitter reportedly ‘sorry’ for flagging Desmond Tutu’s account as spam

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

Retired South African archbishop Desmond Tutu’s foundation launched a Twitter account this week, only to have it suspended for “aggressive following.”

Twitter has not explained how following 30 people could be construed as “aggressive following” or whether the number of people who followed @TutuLegacy in a short space of time was to blame.

While the account is not verified by Twitter, a spokesman confirmed it had been suspended.

The account was restored after several hours.

According to the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, Twitter apologized for automated systems erroneously removing the account.

Hello,

Twitter has automated systems that find and remove multiple automated spam accounts in bulk. Unfortunately, it looks like your account got caught up in one of these spam groups by mistake.

I’ve restored your account; sorry for the inconvenience.

Please note that it may take an hour or so for your follower and following numbers to return to normal.

Thanks,

yoGarcia

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