23/11/2016 11:08 AM IST | Updated 23/11/2016 11:32 AM IST

Twitter Trolled Itself By Suspending CEO Jack Dorsey's Account

Jack Dorsey's account briefly disappeared.


In the recent past, Twitter has received a lot of flak for not handling trolls and bullies on its platform very well. The social network apologized for a Neo-Nazi ad on the platform and even suspended social media icon Tila Tequila's account for her Neo-Nazi tweets, but seems to have overreached itself by actually suspending CEO Jack Dorsey's account for a brief duration.

Today morning, if you tried to access the account @jack, you would briefly have been greeted by this message: "This account has been suspended."

The account was restored later, along with all the followers and tweets. But, as CNET reported, the account's follower count was merely 142 at one point of time. The reason for the suspension is still not clear.

FILE - In this July 27, 2016, file photo, the Twitter symbol appears above a trading post on the floor

Twitter has faced plenty of trouble this year because of problems of growth, as well as abuse handling. To better handle the latter, the social-media platform rolled out a series of new tools to combat harassment. It also banned a number of abusive 'Alt-right' users this week.

Shares of the microblogging platform have been doing badly in the stock-market after potential buyers such as Google, Disney, and Salesforce pulled out because of several reasons. While Dorsey has been given some more time to improve the situation, Twitter has already started cutting down its staff. It has also discontinued its once popular 6-second video service, Vine.