Nov 27, 2017

Twitter blocks New York Times by mistake

Twitter has acknowledged that a day-long block of one of the New York Times's accounts was imposed in error. The NYT said it had taken Twitter nearly 24 hours to unlock the account and allow it to start posting again. Twitter has not indicated that the two events are linked. A rogue Twitter employee briefly deactivated President Trump's account earlier in the month, but in that case the action was rectified in just 11 minutes. In the past, Twitter has more commonly been attacked for taking too long or failing altogether to remove bullying, hateful and otherwise offensive material.

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