In a tweet on Friday, Twitter said it has “implemented safeguards to prevent this from happening again.”
Update: We have implemented safeguards to prevent this from happening again. We won’t be able to share all details about our internal investigation or updates to our security measures, but we take this seriously and our teams are on it. https://t.co/8EfEzHvB7p
We reached out to Twitter and a spokesperson said “we won’t have any further comment on this issue.”
While they need to give workers the flexibility to suspend the accounts of bots, shouldn’t at least a second person be required to sign off on the deactivation of a public figure?
Twitter has faced a lot of criticism in attempting to police its service. The platform is rife with bullying and verbal abuse and the social media platform has had a difficult time walking the fine line between what it labels as “free speech” and making its business an inviting experience for everyone.
Trump’s Twitter account has been under scrutiny, not only because he’s the U.S. president, but because he uses it frequently. He’s tweeted over 36,000 times.