Noted crypto personality on Twitter, who also doubles as one of the founders of Morgan Creek Digital, has had his Twitter account suspended. Pompliano Twitter was suspended around 14:30 EST, only to be restored after a few hours.
The well-known crypto enthusiast had predicted recently that the price of Bitcoin would hike as much as $100,000. However, Twitter, which is known to be wary of cryptocurrency after placing a ban on crypto adverts sometime in 2018, has not come out to explain the matter of Pompliano Twitter suspended.
So, what is Pompliano guilty of?
Reportedly, Morgan Creek Digital co-founder was suspended owing to several speculations for the time being while his account was suspended. Pompliano was suspected to have used a trending tweet to promote his podcast.
He was suspected to have used Mike Bloomberg’s tweet, who was taking a round to criticize America’s President Donald Trump and Trump’s Twitter response to Bloomberg for his purpose of advertising his podcast. Twitter frowned at his approach and took it for needless self-promotion.
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Pompliano Twitter suspended took about two hours, after which it was restored around 16:28 EST with Pompliano acknowledging the restored account by tweeting with a hashtag #FreePomp likewise sharing the link to Mase’s welcome back musical video.
Pompliano Twitter suspended: Know the rules
The popular social media, as part of its way of maintaining sanity on its medium, already has laid down rules to be obeyed by users of the medium. The social medium, however, reserves the right to suspend user accounts that contradict laid down rules of the popular media.
Part of rules usually flaunted by users that leads to accounts being suspended is spamming. Several accounts that get suspended according to Twitter are seized because they are spammy, or they happen to be fake, thereby posing security issues for the medium and its entire users. However, in cases where real personal accounts get suspended mistakenly, the medium ensures it works with such users to fix the problem.
Another cause for account suspension is suspicion of hack or compromise of an account. Such accounts are suspended until they are restored to the real owners. Also, accounts that have been reported to violate Twitter rules like abuses are suspended, or when they begin insulting, threatening, or impersonation leads to suspension of the account.
What Twitter rule is Pompliano being accused of violating?
Allegedly, Pompliano Twitter suspended fiasco happened as a reprimand for “wanting to try to engage in the targeted harassment of someone”. This contradicts Twitter’s rule against abuse or harassment.
Primarily, tagging Bloomberg’s criticism of America’s Donald Trump and tagging the president’s response is another way of inciting both parties to keep getting at each other, which could be why Twitter suspended him for few hours.
Pompliano Twitter suspended is a warning to everyone: no matter how cozy with Bitcoin you are, you are you’re not above Twitter’s terms of service. What to do in case you have a suspended account in a similar manner? Simply ask Twitter the cause and follow rules.
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