Crypto influencers scramble to recover Twitter accounts after suspensions

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At least six crypto-related accounts were recently banned by Twitter, according to a March 10 tweet by Bitcoin (BTC) podcaster Peter McCormack.

Accounts listed include some of the best-known crypto numbers on Twitter with over 300,000 subscribers such as Bitcoin on-chain analyst Willy Woo and BTC model developer PlanB, as well as crypto advocate TheCryptoDog. Other industry-related accounts such as MMCrypto, TheMoon, Koroush AK, and WSBChairman that claim the account is not connected to Reddit’s r / WallStreetBets community have also been banned.

Full list of account lockouts: @woonomic @ 100trillionUSD @ mmcrypto @ wsbchairman @ themooncarl @ TheCryptoDog @KoroushAK

Strangely enough, @PeterSchiff doesn’t have what is up? https://t.co/i6L5e93BTV

– Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) March 10, 2021

At the time of publication, five of the accounts listed are still inaccessible, while Willy Woo and PlanB’s accounts have apparently been restored. At the time of writing, PlanB’s account appears to be fully restored while Willy Woo has around 600 followers.

Despite a brief hiatus from PlanB, Twitter hasn’t removed some of the well-known crypto influencer’s impersonators. Twitter user Ankeborgare noted that some fake PlanB accounts like 100TrillionUSDT and 100TrillionUSDD were not banned on Twitter as part of the latest series of suspensions.

On March 8, Twitter support announced that the platform had seen an “increase in cases” of mistaken account lockouts.

Twitter did not immediately respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment.