Twitter Is Deleting Accounts And These Are The Words That Might Get You Suspended
13 March 2018, 13:02
Threats of violence, swear words and "triggering phrases" are causing people's accounts to be deleted.
In case you aren't aware, Twitter has been suspending a number of accounts on the platform for various reasons. News broke that the platform had deleted/suspended a handful of high profile "tweetdecking" meme accounts for stealing jokes (Dory, GirlPosts, Common White Girl, MemeProvider, SoDamnTrue, holyfag and teenagernotes to name a few...)
They are also cracking down on any accounts that repeatedly tweet uncredited and unauthorised video, accounts that use images of celebrities as their profile pictures, people who use harmful or triggering language and people who swear or incite violence.
According to those who have been suspended, there is a list of words and phrases that Twitter now considers "trigger words", and no matter how old your tweet is, the platform will flag it to you and suspend your account (or delete it) if anything reads as suspicious.
According to MADBLACKTHOT, a popular Twitter account that got suspended on Sunday, these are some of the tweets that got people suspended:
Twitter is suspending accounts for using what they consider trigger words that incite violence or promote self-harm, no matter what the context is, or how old the tweets are. (The middle screenshot is from a verified artist so truly nobody is exempt)— THE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED ORACLE (@madblackthot2) March 10, 2018
And here's a list of the trigger words and phrases that have already got people suspended from the platform:
TW: // mention of s*lf h*rm + s*ic*de.— lil intro vert (@hotlinekream) March 10, 2018
here’s a list of trigger words, phrases + things y’all should delete to avoid suspension, i’ll be adding more as the day goes by:
i w*nna d*e
anything implying s*lf h*rm/s*ic*de
So far, accounts have been suspended for the phrases: "Kill myself, cut myself, hang myself, suicide, punch and I wanna die." Basically any words that trigger or imply self harm and suicide. Even simple everyday phrases like "ugh kill me" and common "stan twitter" phrases are getting accounts suspended. Tweets that have been sent to verified accounts or other users with swear words in them could also be seen as "inciting violence". So if you're a fairly reasonable sized account, who's had a few tweets go viral... maybe think about deleting any tweets that contain those phrases.
Awsten from Waterparks also had his account suspended when a tweet from 2016 was flagged in which he used the phrase "kill me and hide my dead body in jello."
Users are so shook by the mass suspension that they're starting to delete tweets and even turning the situation into a meme. No swearing, no stan language... it's just pure wholesome tweets from here on out.
since twitter is suspending the girls for saying trigger words, hence for this is how i shall say b*tch pic.twitter.com/DcGRZXbLmm— Blair Waldorf (@pettyyonceh) March 10, 2018
How we have to argue now since Twitter is suspending us for cursing pic.twitter.com/CbCU3eiasZ— 𝑬𝒍 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒐 (@caliboycomplex) March 11, 2018
all of us trying not to get our accounts suspended pic.twitter.com/1LSnXvdM70— katie (@aimerdjh) March 10, 2018
twitter: we are currently suspending accounts.— ً (@hyuckanti) March 10, 2018
twitter: did you tweet about wanting to kill yourself on may 3rd, 2016?
@ everyone after finding out that twitter is suspending accounts pic.twitter.com/0n2AKqnqGb— ra(t)chel (@grabatwink) March 10, 2018
twitter’s algorithm suspending people for tweets that sound like they’re threatening physical harm pic.twitter.com/BDlvQpIi6Y— 𝖗𝖆𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖑 🥡 (@tonguedrop) March 10, 2018
twitter: is suspending accounts for swearing— nicole (@chastaen) March 10, 2018
stan twitter: pic.twitter.com/cxrXWwcs4Q
twitter suspending accounts bout to have everyone tweeting like this pic.twitter.com/tzIZYN0In9— bell ✩⋆ (@SpiderlingTom) March 10, 2018
How do you find and delete those tweets?
You can use Twitter's own filter system where you can search any word that has been tweeted by your account, or, thanks to MADBLACKTHOT, you had do it using any one of these methods:
to delete your tweets you can use any of these:https://t.co/I03MqCuBxn (erases entire archive and you can select by month)https://t.co/2oGRvJbQdJ (erases entire archive and you can select by month)— THE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED ORACLE (@madblackthot2) March 10, 2018
DLTTR on the App Store (only gets a few thousand if you don’t tweet much)