Twitter blames tech glitch for suspension of several accounts

Twitter India has apologised for suspending several accounts without a warning and said that the suspension was “accidental”.

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2014, 10:53 AM IST
Twitter blames tech glitch for suspension of several accounts

New Delhi: Twitter India has apologised for suspending several accounts without a warning and said that the suspension was “accidental”.

The micro-blogging website caused fresh controversy on Saturday after accounts of some prominent media personalities such as former WSJ India columnist, Rupa Subramanya, Faking News (a satire and humour website) Editor Rahul Roushan, and Newslaundry.com's Arunabh Saikia were allegedly suspended.

The issue resulted in a minor storm on the social networking site as users alleged that only accounts of right-wing supporters had been targeted.

Terming the issue a deemed conspiracy, Rupa Subramanya tweeted that she had received a cautionary from Twitter asking her to change her “behaviour”, else would face permanent account suspension.

However, Twitter has denied the allegation and said the suspension of accounts happened due to a technical glitch, adding that it had targeted random users and not just a select few.

The micro-blogging site added it regret any inconvenience caused to its users and that the issue has been resolved.