In the last few months, Twitter has been on a roll. They had the purge that deleted inactive accounts which led to some accounts experiencing heavy drops in follower account and they have been tackling violators of their policies with more zeal.
A week ago, a popular Kenyan blogger, Cyprian Nyakundi was suspended by Twitter over reports of him posting a photo of a certain media personality. He had a large following on Twitter with over 690,000 followers after the purge and that suspension led people to spat back at Twitter to reinstate him or else they would move to a Twitter clone, Gab.
Well since his main Twitter account was suspended, he decided to open another one. That quickly got followers and now people have noticed that it has been suspended again.
Looks like Twitter has also suspended again the new account that Nyakundi had created and had gained about 5,000+ followers today. pic.twitter.com/JHoonheBaQ
— Kenya West© (@KinyanBoy) August 8, 2018
Cyprian Nyakundi has been suspended for the 2nd time. Talk about censorship on twitter. @AtNyakundi pic.twitter.com/RZ3ELiHKIA
— Norbert (@AlbaFlamma) August 8, 2018
Apparently his account had gained about 5000 followers before the ban, which was a far cry from his total with his other suspended account.
The actions by Twitter to suspend his new account is not new if you read their rules.
“All individuals accessing or using Twitter’s services must adhere to the policies set forth in the Twitter Rules. Failure to do so may result in Twitter taking one or more of the following enforcement actions,” it says in the post. One of the enforcement actions is permanent suspension of the accounts, just like what Twitter did to Nyakundi.
The next line is the other bit that people don’t know. “If you attempt to evade a permanent suspension by creating new accounts, we will suspend your new accounts.” This means that if Nyakundi tries to create more accounts, they will keep on being suspended and it seems Twitter is quite good at that nowadays.
Well it seems he might have to go to Gab permanently.