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NEWS: Some Twitter users have been hit with an automated message saying that, due to violation of Spam policy, their account has been restricted for 3 days.— T(w)itter Daily News (@TitterDaily) June 27, 2023
Twitter staff have confirmed the team are already working to fix it. pic.twitter.com/vwi5sIWQHS
Ok, so I have to give Elon Musk this much, with Twitter 1.0, anytime there was a large group of accounts that got locked, suspended, couldn't tweet, had technical issues, etc. it was typically only conservatives having those issues. And with what we know now thanks to the Twitter Files, those incidents may not have been accidental. But all of that being said, I'm seeing multiple accounts on all political sides complaining about receiving three-day timeouts, not locks, but they can't retweet or fav tweets or follow people.
At first, I figured it was another conservative thing and some hold-over from the Dorsey days was striking again.
But nope, it seems across the board ... so what gives?
Look at me, doing my due diligence and stuff.
A bunch of conservative accounts was suspended? Or locked? Seeing some chatter about it ... anyone?— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) June 27, 2023
The answers were fascinating, to say the least.
Random spam violations being handed out— Frank (@richardrahl1086) June 27, 2023
So, this could very well be some glitch, yes?
Some are saying it’s just a glitch, but seems like something else to me pic.twitter.com/GynGVKg9Ky— Sara (@brightislandusa) June 27, 2023
It does seem a bit strange. I know, we're always telling you guys this is why we push for VIP but ... it is. This is exactly why we push for readers to sign up for VIP - just look at how easy it is for a glitch (or some woke a-hole moderator) to control the message. To control what actually reaches people.
And yeah, if you haven't signed up yet, you should. Dagnabbit.
Rx For some bizarre reason, we're still here...we probably have perfected the 'shit-posting' to 'political-posting ratio so as to avoid suspension.— The Gormogons (@Gormogons) June 27, 2023
To be honest, I'm surprised it hasn't happened to me. I think I've been suspended around 13 times. Locked ... I have no idea how many times. Then again, I haven't logged in via mobile for a bit so maybe it's just happening at that point?
I don't know. I'm just talking out of my backside, as usual.
It’s libs too pic.twitter.com/MKjzYMA2Tw— Amos pays $8 (@AmosFromWV) June 27, 2023
Some libs too.
So what gives?
This was mine this morning. And about 100 of my mutuals so far. pic.twitter.com/y6RQanbb4K— Judianna (@Judianna) June 27, 2023
Just saw some non-politcal and left leaning mutuals saying the same. I wonder what is going on.— Britt 🧂 (@TweetsByBritt) June 27, 2023
A quick peruse of Elon Musk's timeline doesn't show any sort of acknowledgment of the issue or answer ...
I am, of course, hoping it's a glitch and nothing more.
And that it will be resolved sooner than later.
But until then, we can at least make spam jokes, right?
Sing along ...