Twitter briefly suspended the official handle of its CEO Jack Dorsey due to an internal mistake.
(CCM) — The Twitter account belonging to the company’s co-founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey, was suspended on Tuesday due to what he called "an internal mistake." The account remained suspended for over 15 minutes, and those trying to access his profile received a message notifying them of the nature of the account. Once his profile was back up, Dorsey tweeted, "Just setting up my twttr...again (account suspension was an internal mistake)." Twitter reserves the right to suspend any accounts effective immediately, although users can also choose to deactivate their own handles.
So far, the microblogging platform has had a rough time in 2016, during which it struggled to increase its user base and secure stability in the industry. Dorsey, the company’s original CEO, was forced to leave Twitter in 2008; however, he returned to his position as CEO last year. And while the company’s share price is currently down by 20%, it still has hopes for future growth. The social media company was widely reported to be in business talks to find a buyer, but no deal has been confirmed thus far. The company also has plans to cut its workforce by 9% and shut down the looping video app Vine in the next few months.
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