Twitter to Go After Accounts That Evade Suspensions By Creating New Accounts

August 15th, 2018 8:54 AM

On Tuesday, Twitter announced vague plans to crack down on accounts that have attempted to evade Twitter suspensions by creating new accounts.

In a tweet posted by Twitter Safety, the company said, “This week, we are suspending accounts for attempting to evade an account suspension. These accounts were previously suspended for abusive behavior or evading a previous suspension, and are not allowed to continue using Twitter.”

Twitter Safety followed up with its tweet by saying it “will continue this work in the coming weeks as we identify others who are attempting to Tweet following an account suspension.” It also encouraged users to contact Twitter if they believe their suspension was a mistake.

It is unclear how Twitter Safety plans to identify users who have attempted to “evade an account suspension.”
Accounts can be suspended from Twitter for a variety of reasons, from posting spam, to engaging in what’s considered abusive behavior. Under Twitter’s rules, abusive behavior includes advocating for violence, posting an individual’s private information, and engaging in “[h]ateful conduct.”