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]