Twitter bans the @Bitcoin account, again
Yet again, the misleading @Bitcoin Twitter account has been suspended from the social media platform.
The @Bitcoin account has often been accused of intentionally misleading Twitter users by spreading anti-Bitcoin propaganda.
The popular profile has been penalized by the social media network yet again in the form of a suspension.
At the time of press, the account appears to be live but inactive and is missing its hundreds of thousands of followers.
Due to the @Bitcoin account appearing to represent Bitcoin, but mainly posting pro-Bitcoin Cash posts, it is thought that the suspension may be due to misrepresentation.
Tweeting spam or impersonating someone else is against Twitter policies, and it’s likely the account was reported for such.
It could be argued that the @Bitcoin account is guilty of both, which would explain the reason behind the ban
— Charlie Lee [LTC] (@SatoshiLite) April 8, 2018
Shilling or free speech?
Despite appearances, the @Bitcoin account has no affiliation with leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC).
Although the account uses the Bitcoin name and branding, its posts are predominantly anti-Bitcoin.
What it does promote, however, is Bitcoin rival, Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
Many in the Bitcoin community accuse the account of shilling BCH to its large following, as noted by badbitcoin:
The Bitcoin account on Twitter @Bitcoin has been hijacked or bought by those scoundrels promoting the Bcash (Bitcoin Cash) Scam. Mail Order Explosives, Bitcoin, Scams – They do the lot! 1/8/18.
In the crypto communities, @Bitcoin is well-known for pumping out Bitcoin Cash propaganda.
To the unsuspecting Bitcoin enthusiast, the lack of transparency is highly misleading, however.
Last month, a @Bitcoin propaganda-laced social media poll spectacularly backfired.
The account asked its massive following, the question:
The Bitcoin Core (BTC) community relies on internet hate mobs, trolls, sockpuppets, censorship, DDoS attacks, vote manipulation, harassment and character assassinations.
The Bitcoin (BCH) community is welcoming, supportive, and appreciates freedom.
Which do you prefer?
— Bitcoin (@Bitcoin) March 8, 2018
The results of the poll swayed heavily in favor of the original Bitcoin (BTC).
The result ended with Bitcoin gaining around 74% of the total 17,437 votes.
The last suspension of @Bitcoin is not the first time the notorious account has received a slap on the wrist from Twitter.
The platform restricted the account just days before the aforementioned poll.
Despite all the scammers and shadow banning, something positive happened on Twitter… Can you imagine paying a lot of money for a Twitter account to push your false narrative and that ends up like this: pic.twitter.com/0FWJg6d1d5
— WhalePanda (@WhalePanda) March 7, 2018
At the time of press, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is currently trading at $638, according to the Coin Thud live price charts.
Bitcoin managed to gain some ground over the weekend following positive news in the press.
Details have begun to emerge that major players are now entering the cryptocurrency space.
Big-wig investors such as George Soros, the Rothschilds, and the Rockefellers are now investing heavily in crypto.
Despite the small gains, Bitcoin pulled back today and is currently trading at $6,700.