The last few months have proven to be particularly bad for Twitter. The company is bleeding money faster than it can make it, an attempt to sell the company fell through and its share price is dwindling and might hit rock bottom.
Twitter has also been receiving a lot of flak for its new censorship policy that’s resulted in the ban of a number of alt-right and extremist accounts. In a rather hilarious twist, the company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey somehow managed to get his own account suspended by his own company.
Now a user can’t suspend his own account, Twitter won’t let you do that. At the most, you can report a user’s post and account to Twitter and the company will take appropriate action.
Dorsey ascribed the suspension to an “internal error” and tried to brush it off with a light joke — a reference to his first ever tweet.
just setting up my twttr…again (account suspension was an internal mistake)
— 🚶🏽jack (@jack) November 23, 2016
…but not before the Internet took its pound of flesh.
HAHAHA @Jack Dorsey got suspended from his own platform 😂😂😂
MEME MAGIC IS REAL FOLKS 🚨 pic.twitter.com/vCb4Lbwuno
— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) November 23, 2016
This one must have stung…
— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) November 24, 2016
…and of course, you need an analogy.
jack dorsey suspending himself from twitter is like when the CEO of Segway drove a Segway off a cliff and died
— Bro Team Pill (@BroTeamPill) November 23, 2016
Conspiracy theories abound, of course; but why #pizzagate?
So Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been censoring #pizzagate so the people have hit back by reporting his account so much it got suspended 😂😂😂
— Will Moriarty (@will_moriarty) November 23, 2016
Following the suspension and eventual restoration of Dorsey’s account, Dorsey’s follower count fell from well over 3 million to the low hundreds. He did get back all his followers in the end, however.