Have you ever imagined that a world where Twitter’s own CEO is barred from using his/her own service? Sounds really weird right, on Tuesday evening.
The Twitter account of company co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey was briefly suspended on the site.
Twitter Bans Its Own Chief Executive Jack Dorsey’s Account
The Twitter account of the co-founder and CEO of social media Twitter, Jack Dorsey, briefly disappeared on Tuesday night before reappearing with significantly fewer followers than before.
Attempts to visit Dorsey’s account, @jack produced a standard message indicating that his account had been suspended.
It was not immediately clear why this incident took place. However, by 9:15 P.M. Eastern time, the co-founder and CEO of the social media Twitter, Jack Dorsey’s account was back online with a reset follower account as we told earlier.
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) November 23, 2016
This led to the speculation that his account may have been hacked or automatically switched off due to a high number of complaints from other users. About 15 minutes later, the bill mysteriously returned, but instead of the more than 4 million followers that Dorsey had previously had his number of followers was reduced to a very modest 151.
The incident occurs when the network was going through a difficult period. Ten years after its creation, it is still struggling to expand its audience and to find an economic model. Rumors of a possible acquisition had broken out in recent months, but all the suitors cited as Google, Disney or Salesforce.com, have thrown in the towel.
just setting up my twttr…again (account suspension was an internal mistake)
— jack (@jack) November 23, 2016
In an attempt to make a profit in 2017, the social media Twitter had even announced in late October a cut in the number of employees. However, later the co-founder and CEO of the social media Twitter, Jack Dorsey stated that his suspension was due to “an internal error”.