Tuesday evening, the Twitter account of company co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey was briefly suspended on the site. By 2:15 AM GMT, Dorsey’s account was back online with a reset follower account.
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) November 23, 2016
Last week, Twitter simultaneously banned a number of figures from the so-called “alt-right,” an action white nationalist Richard Spencer decried as “corporate Stalinism.” On Tuesday, Twitter users associated with movement celebrated Dorsey’s suspension.
“AHAHA @Jack Dorsey got suspended from his own platform 😂😂😂,” wrote one. “MEME MAGIC IS REAL FOLKS 🚨”
According to Dorsey, his suspension was due to “an internal mistake.”
just setting up my twttr…again (account suspension was an internal mistake)
— 🚶🏽jack (@jack) November 23, 2016