Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Has His Own Twitter Account Suspended by Mistake

SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 6: Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter, attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 6, 2016 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Every July, some of the world's most wealthy and powerful businesspeople from the media, finance, technology and political spheres converge at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference. (PHOTO CREDIT: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
SUN VALLEY, ID – JULY 6: Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter, attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 6, 2016 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Every July, some of the world’s most wealthy and powerful businesspeople from the media, finance, technology and political spheres converge at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference. (PHOTO CREDIT: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

#Whoops!

Here’s an interesting social media faux pas: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had his own Twitter account suspended late Tuesday.

Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter a decade ago and returned as CEO last year, posted this tweet Tuesday: “just setting up my twttr…again (account suspension was an internal mistake).”

That’s a play on the social network’s first tweet, which he posted in March 2006: “just setting up my twttr.”

The event is ironic in that the Twitter has been been cracking down on hate speech; users have often complained that the social network is slow to respond to complaints of hate speech, harassment and abuse.

Last week, Twitter suspended many accounts associated with the alt-right movement, a loosely organized group that supports white supremacism and white nationalism. Last week, Dorsey also apologized when an advertisement for a white supremacist group appeared on the service. Twitter took it down within an hour, the company said.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Mike Snider