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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Twitter Bans User Over Death Threat Against Mosquito

In a weird incidence, a Twitter user in Japan has been banned from using the social networking site for making a death threat against a mosquito.

Twitter's decision to ban user @nemuismywife has attracted ridicule on social media, as many think it
was uncalled for.

The drama between Twitter and its user started on the 20th day of August when he was repeatedly bitten by a mosquito as he was watching TV.  After killing the mosquito, he tweeted:
"Where do you get off biting me all over while I'm just trying to relax and watch TV? Die! (Actually you're already dead)." He added a picture of a dead insect to his tweet.

later he received a message from Twitter saying his account had been frozen and cannot be reactivated.

He set up a new Twitter account, @DaydreamMatcha, to criticise Twitter's decision.

He tweeted: "My previous account was permanently frozen after I said I killed a mosquito. Is this a violation?"

His angry tweet was re-tweeted more than 31,000 times and liked more than 27,000 Twitter users:

Twitter has rolled out a number of new measures and tools to curb online abuse and harassment on its platform.

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