Twitter Purges Accounts Across the Platform – Again

 | Lucas Nolan 08/17/2018 9:00 AM MDT
Cybersecurity
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Social media platform Twitter has begun banning a large number of accounts from the website, specifically focusing on accounts that have previously been banned or have received suspensions.

Yesterday a number of Twitter users reported that their accounts were beginning to lose followers at a rapid pace. The banning seemed to apply to a multitude of accounts with little explanation as to why they were being suspended. Users took to the hashtag #TwitterPurge to voice their concerns over the issue:

Twitter right now after seeing half of twitter go into extinction #TwitterPurge pic.twitter.com/xOoCqPiGSK

— shan (@shanuddin89) August 16, 2018

A lot of you have probably noticed you’re losing followers at a rapid pace, don’t panic it’s just Twitter suspending/restricting accounts. If you’re reading this, you’re safe. (For now…) Hahahahahahahahaha! ὄ#ThursdayThoughts #TwitterPurge pic.twitter.com/QFIzQr392O

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