The users of Twitter started noticing that the mentioning of Elon Musk in the name of the account leads to its immediate blocking. All the blocked users had to verify their accounts via telephone number and a captcha test.
i made a fake elon musk accnt called “cool elon musk,” tweeted “just watched 500 days of summer” and it was immediately blocked lmao
— jaboukie (@jaboukie) July 29, 2018
If you put "Elon Musk" in your handle, the very next Twitter screen you click to will be a notice that your account has been locked.
They have the technology to clamp down on Nazis using Nazi buzzwords to organize. They could do that. They chose not to. pic.twitter.com/diDjfW1DpG
— April Daniels (@1aprildaniels) July 29, 2018
The blocking is supposedly happening due to an increased number of spam and jokes made around the CEO of Tesla, although the official representatives of Twitter have not confirmed this hypothesis. Meantime, many people are quite unhappy that Twitter has powers to eliminate terrorism or harassment on the network, but is using them to “protect” Elon Musk.
We would like to remind you that a random Twitter bot was asking Elon Musk for Bitcoins not so long ago.
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