Following several suspension on the Twitter account of analysts in the past, the most recent popular crypto analyst affected that has got people talking is Luke Martin Twitter suspension. Martin’s Twitter account has been on suspension for over 12 hours now.
The continued suspension of popular crypto influencers can be seen as the portrayal of the crypto space as something wicked and threatening. Rules are rules but one can’t help feel the truth in the rumor that there is a list of popular crypto analysts soon to be suspended by Twitter by open promotion. Any crypto enthusiast is prevailed upon to perform due diligence, so what’s the trouble?
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A similar event happened last week where Anthony Pompalino, another crypto influencer, and analyst got suspended on the social media. Cryptopolitan reported that he was suspended because he was suspected to have used a trending tweet to promote his account. His account was suspended for two hours, after which it got restored.
Other media reports that Pompaliano’s suspension was because he got into an argument with popular economist and gold evangelist, Peter Schiff.
Popular crypto analysts to be restricted?
With Luke Martin Twitter suspension, Pompaliano’s own and other crypto Twitter suspension, it remains a rhetorical question if there is a list of popular crypto analysts to be restricted consequently or who remains valid on the platform.
In 2018, Twitter confirmed that it would begin placing an embargo on crypto adverts from March 26th. This was announced to go in line with Facebook and Google in going against promoting cryptocurrency adverts.
Towards the end of 2019, several crypto influencers on another social media Youtube had their videos deleted and their account issues with a strike for reasons unknown to them.
YouTube’s team, however, addressed the issue then mentioning that there were reasons for the mixup. However, it never stopped crypto videos from getting suspended consequently.
Wake-up call by Luke Martin Twitter suspension
After an etoro analyst and crypto trader, Mati Greenspan tweeted, asking about Martin, the crypto community became conscious of Martin’s absence as his twitter account appeared suspended.
— Mati Greenspan (Not trading advice) (@MatiGreenspan) February 24, 2020
A closer check on Martin’s Twitter page showed he had been offline for close to one day, which was also when he tweeted last about playing a game.
Twitter strict laws and security checks
Twitter had been known for a long time to enact discipline against spamming, racism, gender discrimination, etc. But then suspending accounts of popular crypto analysts and enthusiasts has continued to be a norm.
Reportedly on the 21st, Feb 2020, in LA Times, the social media had around 70 accounts suspended for going against its rule on manipulation and spamming.
Twitter, however, made it clear that the ban was not on full-bots but deleted accounts impersonating pro-Bloomberg messages. In some instances, the ban could be permanent; however, some are restored with proof that owners of such accounts still have the control.
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