Twitter suspends users' accounts by mistake
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter accidentally suspended some users' accounts at the weekend due to what it described as "human error".
The micro blogging site did not say how many accounts were affected, but tech blog Stay N' Alive said it was in the "hundreds to thousands".
A Twitter search for "suspended" features thousands of tweets by users reporting that their accounts were suspended.
Twitter acknowledged the problem on its status page yesterday, saying: "Earlier today, we accidentally suspended a number of accounts.
"We regret the human error that led to these mistaken suspensions and we are working to restore the affected accounts -- we expect this to be completed in the next several hours."
On an additional note Twitter said that some of the accounts suspended were using the third-party site Tweetlater.
However, it said that Tweetlater was not to blame for these suspensions, nor was it in violation of Twitter's terms.
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