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Twitter Suspends Accounts of Anti-trump Activists

However, in a post on Facebook, the brothers denied all claims against them

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Micro-blogging site Twitter has permanently suspended accounts of two anti-Donald Trump political activists — Ed and Brian Krassenstein with 925,000 and 700,000 followers, respectively.

The Krassenstein brothers lost access to Twitter after they allegedly created and used multiple fake accounts to expand their reach.

“The Twitter Rules apply to everyone. Operating multiple fake accounts and purchasing account interactions are strictly prohibited. Engaging in these behaviours will result in permanent suspension from the service,” news website Deadline reported quoted the micro-blogging site as saying on Friday.

However, in a post on Facebook, the brothers denied all claims against them.

“If Twitter wants to ban us for having multiple accounts then that’s their right,” wrote Ed Krassenstein.

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“Our multiple accounts did not break any of Twitter terms, but it’s their right to ban whoever they want. What they shouldn’t be doing is smearing our names over and over again by claiming that we ‘purchased account interactions’.”

For now, the Twitter ban on the activist brothers seem permanent but it remains unclear if their strong denial could convince the micro-blogging site to lift the suspension on their accounts.

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In 2016, the Krassensteins’ Florida house was raided by federal agents suspecting their involvement in an international fraud ring. However, they claimed they had done nothing illegal and were not charged with any crime.

This is not the first instance where Twitter has been accused of banning prominent voices and earlier company CEO, Jack Dorsey, has also met with Trump to discuss his concerns, the report added. (IANS)

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Microblogging Site Twitter Updates Android App After Users Report Glitch

Those users who have not installed version 8.28 can visit the Play Store listing and tap the overflow menu in the top-right corner to uncheck "Enable auto-update."

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Hours after Android users reported glitches while logging into Twitter after it crashed on Wednesday, the micro blogging site rolled out an update on the Google Play Store.

Earlier in the day, the firm had acknowledged the issue and said it had started fixing it.

“We are investigating a problem with the latest version of our Android app that causes it to crash immediately once it is opened. If you use Twitter for Android, we suggest not updating it until we let you know it’s fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience!” the micro blogging site tweeted.

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The glitch happened apparently due to the roll out of an update to its first-party app bringing it to version 8.28.

The update caused the app to immediately crash upon launch on Android.

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Those who have already installed the update and are not able to use Twitter, could go to the app’s info page and clear data and storage to get it working again.

Those users who have not installed version 8.28 can visit the Play Store listing and tap the overflow menu in the top-right corner to uncheck “Enable auto-update.” (IANS)