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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Suspended on Twitter

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Tuesday evening, the Twitter account of company co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey was briefly suspended on the site. It was not immediately clear why.


By 9:15 P.M. Eastern time, Dorsey’s account was back online with a reset follower account.


Last week, Twitter simultaneously banned a number of figures from the so-called “alt-right,” an action white nationalist Richard Spencer decried as “corporate Stalinism.” On Tuesday, Twitter users associated with movement celebrated Dorsey’s suspension.

“AHAHA @Jack Dorsey got suspended from his own platform 😂😂😂,” wrote one. “MEME MAGIC IS REAL FOLKS 🚨”

We have reached out to Twitter for comment. This post will be updated if and when they respond.


UPDATE 11:35 P.M.: According to Dorsey, his suspension was due to “an internal mistake.”


[Jon Passantino]

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The alt-right... the neo-neo-nazis I suppose - we really have to stop calling them alt-right, they’re not a fucking boy band... well, maybe they are... boys fucking that is. Who knows what they do under those sheets - but I digress - they make me barf. Literally. Running to the bathroom now for a second round...