Yesterday Twitter suspended my account.
I noticed something was different yesterday morning when I couldn’t update my Twitter feed on my Nokia Windows phone. So I logged on to Twitter and saw this banner on my Twitter account.
Notice that all my followers and followings have been deleted.
Clicking on the banner generates an email to your account, with the following message:
We understand that you’re contesting an account suspension. Please be sure to read this entire email; you will need to take further action in order to reopen your ticket and trigger a review of your account.
Twitter suspends accounts for a variety of reasons:
• If your account was suspended for aggressive following behavior, you should have received an email notification to the address associated with your Twitter account. You’ll need to confirm that you’ve removed all prohibited following automation from your account, and will stop any manual aggressive following behavior. To expedite your appeal process, please review our Best Practices page if you haven’t already, and then reply to this ticket with a confirmation that you understand our policies and will not engage in any prohibited following behavior.
• Please take a minute to review the Twitter Rules.
• If you received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org saying ‘you’re being suspended’ or that we’re going delete your account, you’re safe; the email is fake. More information here https://support.twitter.com/articles/204820-safety-fake-twitter-emails
• While we strive to avoid mistakes, it’s also possible that your account was suspended in error. If after reviewing the Rules, you have no idea why your account was suspended, just reply to this email indicating as much, and we’ll take another look at your case. Our apologies if the error turns out to be ours.
I’m not sure why my account has been suspended. Here are my last few tweets.
Anyone got any suggestions?
It took nearly three days but Twitter lifted my suspension. It does seem however that my followings may not have been restored.
Fortunately, I use Twitter lists and all my followings are on one of my lists, so I am reviewing the lists and may have to re-follow over 1000 people.