Posted December 03, 2018 03:00:58As the cryptocurrency community takes a stand against the recent trend of social media usage, it seems that some have become a bit of a nuisance.
On Twitter, users have complained about having their tweets deleted by the platform, and one user even went so far as to link his own account to a Twitter account, to complain about what he perceives to be a lack of privacy.
A tweet by one user, @sarcasticbuddy, has become quite the viral hit, garnering over 5,000 retweets in less than a day, and has been gaining traction.
However, the social media user, who is also a member of the Bitcoin community, has since deleted the tweet, saying that he was only responding to a “security issue”.
As he has been unable to reach Twitter admins, Sarcastic Buddy is now taking to Twitter to complain that he has lost his account and his privacy has been invaded.
“Theres a lot of things going on on twitter right now,” he wrote in a post to his personal account.
“I didnt want to get a hold of the account to tell you guys whats going on.
But I did want to inform you that I had been asked to remove the account and I didnt want my privacy invaded.”
However, Twitter has since reinstated the user’s account, and he has since posted a reply to the user, saying he is still working with the company.
“I didnt make this account for any sort of public relations, but I did do it to keep tabs on this new trend of people using social media to circumvent the usual rules and restrictions,” he said.
“This has been going on for months, and it isnt helping me at all.
Its a big deal for me.”
The user then goes on to say that he will be contacting Twitter admins to discuss the matter.
In a separate case, another user, known as @michalelou, who goes by the name of @brianmichael, has also been having a difficult time finding a way to stay on Twitter.
“This wasnt my idea, I thought the idea of being able to comment on a post from someone else was a really nice feature.
But now I have to go back to using my real name to avoid being blocked by a botnet,” he explained.”
Twitter really needs to start making more safeguards against bots.”
This article is part of our ongoing coverage of the growing privacy issue.
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