It’s Twitter testing a new way to notify individuals who may have violated its rules that their account has been suspended or locked. With the start of this latest test, a small group of users will see a caption appear at the top of their timeline and inform them that they cannot tweet, retweet or like content due to their previous behavior on the platform. In the case of a locked account, the notification currently states that most users return access within one week. In the meantime, with permanent suspensions, the banner directs the individual to the company’s appeal procedure.
It is important to know where your account is located. We’re testing a new way to let you know – as soon as you sign up.
If your account is locked or suspended, some of you will begin to see a caption that clearly shows this. pic.twitter.com/fOP53keghz
– Twitter support (@TwitterSupport) July 27, 2021
A Twitter spokesman told The Verge notifications come in response to feedback the company received from people who said they realized their account was unavailable only after they tried to tweet or follow new accounts. If Twitter decides to implement the caption, they could get a lot of work done. U second half of 2020, the company has removed more offensive content than ever before thanks to more effective tools and rules for automated moderation against hate speech.
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