Multiple Crypto-Related Twitter Accounts Have Been Suspended

Multiple Crypto-Related Twitter Accounts Have Been Suspended

No explanation for the suspensions has been given aside from the fact the accounts violate Twitter’s rules.

[UPDATED] The Twitter accounts of several prominent figures in the cryptocurrency industry have been suspended.

  • CoinDesk became aware, at around 4:44 UTC, that accounts such as @thecryptodog, @woonomic, @KoroushAK and @100trillionusd had been suspended.
  • The accounts are popular within the crypto community garnering millions of followers for their bitcoin (BTC, +2.71%) and other crypto-related trading ideas.
  • “Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter Rules,” was the only reason given initially by the social media giant.
  • After the publication of this report, Willy Woo (@woonomic) tweeted that his account had been reinstated after roughly six hours.
  • In a message from Twitter included in the tweet, the reasons for the suspension were attributed to automated systems that had flagged his account as spam “by mistake.”
  • Some of the other suspended accounts have also been reinstated by 09:54 UTC.
  • Social media platforms broadly have often suspended or banned crypto-related accounts, sometimes for seemingly no clear reason.
  • Last month, CoinDesk’s YouTube account was briefly suspended. While the account was restored within a day, CoinDesk still has no explanation for the suspension.
  • CoinDesk attempted to contact Twitter to determine a reason for the suspensions but was not able to receive a response by press time.

UPDATE (09:43 UTC, March 10, 2021): Added new tweet from Willy Woo containing more recent details on the suspensions.


Kenneth Page

A futurist and entrepreneur working on the next generation of financial services. He studied reports on blockchain technology companies building the infrastructure, applications, and practices that enable a decentralized world.

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