There had been some much scam on social media platform, Twitter has within the last 24 hours, taken some measures on the official handle of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
Twitter first suspended the account. Hours later, it was suspended but now unverified.
However, Twitter always sends the account owner explanation on why such action was taken.
The profile picture or header image of @ProfOsinbajo has not yet been restored as at the time of filing this report.
Twitter’s statement, “Spam: Most of the accounts we suspend are suspended because they are spammy, or just plain fake, and they introduce security risks for Twitter and all of our users. These types of accounts are against our Twitter Rules. Unfortunately, sometimes a real person’s account gets suspended by mistake, and in those cases we’ll work with the person to make sure the account is unsuspended.
“Account security at risk: If we suspect an account has been hacked or compromised, we may suspend it until it can be secured and restored to the account owner in order to reduce potentially malicious activity caused by the compromise.
“Abusive Tweets or behavior: We may suspend an account if it has been reported to us as violating our Rules surrounding abuse. When an account engages in abusive behavior, like sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts, we may suspend it temporarily or, in some cases, permanently.”
“Yesterday, there were failed external attempts to gain unauthorized access to the Vice President’s Twitter account,”
Laolu Akande, media aide to VP Osinbajo, while, speaking with newsmen disclosed that attempts had been made to hack into the account.
“Since, we have been in contact with Twitter, securing the account, and forestalling a reoccurrence. The VP will continue to actively communicate with our citizens.” he narrated.