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Thursday, 31 August 2017

WTF! Twitter User Banned From Using The Social Networking Site For Making A Death Threat Against Mosquito

A Twitter user in Japan has been banned from using the social networking site for making a death threat against a mosquito. Twitter's decision to ban user @nemuismywife has attracted ridicule on social media. According to BBC ,it started on 20 August when he 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.
Some time later, he received a message from Twitter saying his account had been 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:

Twitter has rolled out a number of new measures and tools to curb online abuse and harassment on its platform.

Some reports claimed the tweet was flagged by an automated programme and not by a human moderator.

US business magazine Fortune reported that Twitter launched an algorithm to detect abusive behaviour by looking and picking up key offensive words.