Arbitrum’s Official Twitter Account Unexpectedly Suspended

On March 27th, the official Twitter account of Arbitrum, a leading Layer 2 solution on Ethereum, was unexpectedly suspended. However, the Arbitrum Foundation stated that Twitter mistakenly flagged the account and it was restored within a few hours.

According to a representative of the Arbitrum Foundation, Twitter’s support team explained in a statement that there were automated systems to find and remove spam accounts, and the Arbitrum account was mistakenly flagged as spam.

But Togrhul Mahararramov, another notable Layer 2 solution developer at Scroll, criticized Twitter for not taking action to remove many of Arbitrum’s fraudulent accounts while suspending the legitimate official account.

Arbitrum launched its token on March 23 and carried out a large Airdrop for the community, with nearly 700,000 eligible wallets. As of the time of writing, ARB is trading at $1.1305, down over 11% in the past 24 hours according to data from TradingView.

ARB/USDT 1 hour-chart on Binance | Source: TradingView

This incident highlights the challenges and risks of automated moderation systems that social media platforms use to detect and remove spam and malicious accounts. While these systems are necessary to keep the platform safe and secure, they can also make mistakes and cause unintended consequences.

Twitter has yet to comment on the incident, but the Arbitrum Foundation has assured its community that the situation has been resolved and that the account is back in operation. However, the incident raises questions about the vulnerability of social media platforms to malicious actors and the potential impact on the cryptocurrency market.

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