Twitter users have reported the social networks website briefly prohibiting them for tweeting the word “Memphis”.
Tweeting the word appeared to lead to dozens of accounts being automatically suspended. Numerous users shared online screenshots of them being banned, specifying the word that caused issues was “Memphis”.
The circumstance has because been resolved with no description from Twitter about the bug. The Independent has actually contacted Twitter for a remark.
However it caught the attention of numerous individuals, including players at Olympique Lyonnais, the French football club.
” Hey, – can we speak about him yet?” the United States’s club account page wrote while sharing an image of Dutch midfielder Memphis Depay. The tweet alluded to individuals having problem writing the name of the player in a tweet without getting blocked.
Some users recommended the issues were the outcome of Depay having trademarked his name so that nobody else could use it. However even if that held true, and there is no indication that it is Twitter permits people to utilize trademarked words on its platform.
The Memphis Grizzlies, a NBA team, also seemed testing the feature on Sunday.
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” The gang from Memphis is about to play a basketball game,” the team composed, which did not result in the account being prohibited from Twitter.
” When bots flood our comments with ‘state the m word,'” another tweet read with a video of among the gamers obstructing a shot.
A number of users likewise altered their name to “Memphis” to prove a point.
It was not clear how this bug started or why, but social media users were now able to tweet out the name without issues of being banned or getting their post flagged.