Twitter has suspended the account of a sports writer following its clean-up of spammers last week, which affected many legitimate users.
Twitter user SportSlant was using the micro-blogging site to showcase his writing. But on Thursday evening he lost 50 followers out of 520, and lost the remainder the next day.
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On Saturday, SportSlant found his account had been suspended and contacted Computer Weekly. He said, "I am so angry that this happened, I am angry that customer service - which is something that other businesses have used Twitter for in wonderful ways - is nonexistent.
"Twitter could have at least sent out an automated e-mail to the people that they were doing this to. I feel if any person looked at my page, it would be obvious I am a real person and not a spammer or phisher or porn site or anything that would cause me to be deleted."