A while back as some may recall I started to set up a Twitter account purely to go after Amazon to remind people how they kill their staff on their various accounts (especially the “happy clappy Amazon warehouse worker here!” accounts).
Now THAT account has been banned! Reason….? Ohh, silly, Twitter don’t need an actual REASON. I never verified my phone number, despite being clearly given the option to “skip” and use e-mail verification instead. Of course, that ‘option’ is a lie – there IS no option other than to use your phone number to verify your Twitter account. And now I’ve proved it’s a lie – they’ve banned my account before I could even get going on it – purely because I never entered a phone number for them to track.
Twitter is going to fuck itself over sooner or later. And the people who (vaguely) run it are doubtless going to blame ‘all those nasty people for being mean’ for its downfall.