1. Twitter suspends CEO Jack Dorsey’s account; check out why

Twitter suspends CEO Jack Dorsey’s account; check out why

In an apparent faux pas, Twitter has suspended the account of its CEO Jack Dorsey temporarily.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 24, 2016 8:07 AM
In an apparent faux pas, Twitter has suspended the account of its CEO Jack Dorsey temporarily. (Reuters) In an apparent faux pas, Twitter has suspended the account of its CEO Jack Dorsey temporarily. (Reuters)

Everything is instant in social media and glitches often draw sharp criticism. In an apparent faux pas, Twitter has suspended the account of its CEO Jack Dorsey temporarily. The microblogging site has been taking down so-called “alt-right” profiles to curb hateful conduct on its platform. Dorsey’s account was briefly suspended on Tuesday before being reinstated with less than 200 followers; which was eventually restored to 3.92 million followers. Dorsey later tweeted out, “just setting up my twttr…again (account suspension was an internal mistake)”. His tweet confirmed that his account was not hacked, but was suspended due to an internal error by the company, a media report said. Dorsey’s account was hacked by OurMine group back in July, before he got back control 45 minutes later. It isn’t clear on what grounds was the Twitter CEOs account suspended. The social network suspends Twitter accounts if a user is flagged by others, and the company finds them sending spamming or abusive tweets. Twitter also suspends accounts that have been compromised or hacked. Recently, Facebook declared its Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg dead on his timeline; along with two million other people on the social networking website.

One of Twitter’s founders, Dorsey had served as the company’s first CEO before being sacked in 2008. He, however, took over the top job again last year. Notable, Twitter has been going through tough time had in 2016. Its share price is down 20% since the start of the year. The was0 speculation that corporate giants like Disney (DIS), Google (GOOGL, Tech30) or Salesforce (CRM, Tech30) might make a bid for it. But no potential acquirer has come forward so far. Late last month, Twitter said it was laying off hundreds of jobs and killing off its video app, Vine.

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