SAN FRAN­CISCO Twit­ter boss sus­pended from his own net­work

The Myanmar Times - - World -

THE Twit­ter ac­count of Jack Dorsey, the so­cial net­work’s CEO and co­founder, was sus­pended be­cause of what he called “an in­ter­nal mis­take”.

“Just set­ting up my twttr ... again (ac­count sus­pen­sion was an in­ter­nal mis­take),” Mr Dorsey tweeted on Novem­ber 22.

For about 15 min­utes those try­ing to ac­cess Mr Dorsey’s ac­count re­ceived a mes­sage stat­ing that the ac­count was sus­pended.

Only the com­pany can sus­pend Twit­ter ac­counts, though users can de­ac­ti­vate their own.

The in­ci­dent came as Twit­ter is strug­gling to in­crease its user base and seek­ing a path to prof­itabil­ity.

Mr Dorsey re­turned as chief ex­ec­u­tive last year but has yet to ig­nite growth. Just weeks af­ter re­port­ing job cuts and a dis­ap­point­ing fis­cal quar­ter, Twit­ter an­nounced ear­lier this month that chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Adam Bain was leav­ing.

Twit­ter was widely re­ported to be in talks to find a buyer but no deal has ma­te­ri­alised.

The com­pany re­cently said it would cut 9 per­cent of its work­force and dis­con­tinue its loop­ing video ap­pli­ca­tion Vine in the com­ing months.

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