Twitter suspended CEO’s account: @Jack down 700k followers
Online users were quick to notice that the microblogging site co-founder’s own account was temporarily out of action, with some suggesting Dorsey was getting a taste of his own medicine.
The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has been suspended and now nothing makes sense pic.twitter.com/PwHp5rjES1— Jared Wyand 🇺🇸 (@JaredWyand) November 23, 2016
So Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been censoring #pizzagate so the people have hit back by reporting his account so much it got suspended 😂😂😂— Will Moriarty (@will_moriarty) November 23, 2016
Well, Jack, maybe it was a vigilante hacker who suspended you, either that or you are too arrogant to admit harassing conservatives! https://t.co/BawB1ilQOl— WINNING IN AMERICA! (@TheTrumpLady) November 23, 2016
Last week, Twitter announced an update on its progress in addressing online abuse and suspended the accounts of a number of white nationalists.
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The Twitter CEO took to the site once his account was reinstated to confirm that it was temporarily suspended due to an “internal mistake.”
just setting up my twttr…again (account suspension was an internal mistake)— 🚶🏽jack (@jack) November 23, 2016
Dorsey’s followers have been quick to return, however, with the CEO’S following now at a healthy 3.11 million, surpassing his previous base of 3.8 million.
Under Twitter rules an account can be suspended for posting abusive tweets, spam or if there are concerns the security of an account is at risk.
Dorsey’s Twitter and Vine accounts were hacked last July by hacker group Our Mine. The group previously targeted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.