Massive purge as Twitter suspends several Nigerian influencers’ accounts

Massive purge as Twitter suspends several Nigerian influencers’ accounts

- Some prominent Twitter influencers in Nigeria have got their accounts suspended

- The suspension was noticed in the late hours of Monday, April 5

- It was learnt that the suspension might be due to their violation of Twitter rules, including the promotion of controversial trends

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In what appears to be a coordinated effort to sanitise its platform, Twitter has suspended the accounts of several social media influencers in Nigeria.

The social media profiles of over fifteen influencers became inaccessible as some Twitter users noticed the suspension late Monday, April 5, The Nation reported.

Twitter suspends several Nigerian influencers’ accounts
Twitter has suspended the accounts of several Nigerian influencers. Photo credit: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket
Source: Getty Images notes that the profile pages of these suspended accounts simply showed:

“Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter Rules."

The suspension might be unconnected to the influencers promoting a controversial trend, which must have violated some of the Twitter rules, The Nation suggested.

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According to Twitter, there are three actions that may lead to account suspension. These include spam, account security at risk, and abusive tweets or behaviour.

A Twitter user, @OdogwuAnicah, listed some of the affected accounts:

“Danny walter, Tife, Volqx, Lamar, Uncle Mohamz, Pamilerin, Valhalla, Four eyed Edo Boy all got suspended.
“Mbah and Bisi got suspended too. Including @JustKelechi @Yucee_ @Divineze @ogaKnowledge, @AimThaMachine_, @UgwunnaEjikem @FestusGreen, @CO_Chiamaka @Anambra_girl."

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In other related news, Twitter recently suspended the former president of the United States, Donald Trump, from using its platform forever.

Twitter said the move was an effort to stop him from inciting people to do illegal things again.

The social media platform said the decision was made "after close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account".

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Meanwhile, ex-President Trump is allegedly set to launch his own social media platform in the next few months, following his suspension from Twitter and other social media platforms.

Trump will be making his come back to the social media space with his own platform after hosting numerous meetings with companies at Mar-a-Lago.

This was made known by the former US president's spokesman Jason Miller on Sunday, March 21, during an interview on Fox News’ MediaBuzz.


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