Twitter explains why it accidentally locked the account of C.J. Pearson

Posted at 9:53 am on June 13, 2018 by Greg P.

Yesterday, the account of teen conservative turned Bernie Sander supporter turned Donald Trump supporter C.J. Pearson was locked by Twitter after it determined that Pearson was only 13 years old and therefore violating the company’s terms of service. Pearson, who signed up for Twitter when he was 13, is now 15, however, so this confused everyone:

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Twitter eventually realized it’s error:

And explained what went wrong in a series of tweets last night:

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But in the process of getting rid of Pearson’s underage tweets, they’ve also nuked his follower count:

Faster, Twitter. Fix. This.

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