Twitter suspends sports writer's account

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Twitter suspends sports writer's account

Cliff Saran

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.

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."


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