Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey found himself banned from his own popular microblogging platform last Nov. 23. It immediately sparked speculation that he has been axed from the company, which he has co-founded.
The ruckus was about to gather more steam only to be unceremoniously debunked as Dorsey’s Twitter account @jack, which was suspended 9 p.m. ET, went live again after 15 minutes. The account, however, lost its almost 4 million followers.
Now, Twitter has failed to explain about Dorsey’s brief ban. So it may be assured that rumor mongering has started to pick up where it left off.
just setting up my twttr
— 🚶🏽jack (@jack) March 21, 2006
On @Jack Twitter Ban
One of the claims involved a potential hacking attempt. The suggestion is that it might have prompted the Twitter team to take preemptive measures. From this standpoint, banning Dorsey’s account is seen as a move to effectively stop any form of breach on its tracks.
There are also those who note that Twitter has been slow banning people who are perpetrating hate speech and harassment in the past but that it is quick to suspend accounts that post obscene content. Does this mean Dorsey has been guilty of the latter? No one is quite prepared to propose such an assumption yet.