He even posted a picture of the mosquito he ‘killed’ on social media.
Twitter was always a place on the internet full of interesting discussion, witty dialogue and pictures of cats. However, in the recent months, it has been filled with people making threats against each other, people slandering others, and even people who shame others on social media for being themselves.
To make things a little more peaceful, Twitter ‘improved’ their system and rolled out a number of new measures and tools to curb online abuse and harassment on its platform. But this man was shocked after Twitter permanently banned his account for a ‘ridiculous reason’. US business magazine Fortune reported that Twitter launched an algorithm to detect abusive behaviour by looking and picking up key offensive words.
It started on 20 August when user @nemuismywife was repeatedly bitten by a mosquito as he was watching TV.
After killing the mosquito, he tweeted: “Where do you get off biting me all over while I’m just trying to relax and watch TV? Die! (Actually you’re already dead).” He added a picture of a dead insect to his tweet.
He soon received a message from Twitter, warning him about the words he used. Later on, he found out that he was banned, his account frozen and cannot be reactivated.
He set up a new Twitter account, @DaydreamMatcha, to criticise Twitter’s decision.
He tweeted: “My previous account was permanently frozen after I said I killed a mosquito. Is this a violation?”
His angry tweet was retweeted more than 31,000 times and liked more than 27,000 Twitter users, and has attracted ridicule on social media.