Millions of Twitter accounts were suspended on Tuesday with the process still ongoing, sending chills down the spines of diehard Twitter users.
Late last month, Twitter had issued a statement requiring users with inactive Twitter accounts to activate them or have them “suspended” starting December 11.
Twitter later suspended the move to deactivate inactive accounts saying it was working on memorializing accounts belonging to deceased users.
The events on Tuesday, however, have left millions of Twitter users around the continent worried. Accounts are being suspended en masse without Twitter giving reasons for the suspension.
In Kenya, notable Twitter users such as Crazy Nairobians saw their accounts suspended. In South Africa, a known tweep and musicians, Daniel Marvin who had more than 450,000 followers saw his account suspended.
At Soko Directory, a user by the name TraceyIva saw her account disappearing as a result of the ongoing Twitter Purge.
Most users of Twitter have also seen the number of their followers dropping drastically, some in thousands.
For instance, the user by the name jumaf3 had 107,600 followers and was following around 104,000 followers. Within an hour, the number of followers had dropped to 106,000 and those the account following dropping to 103,000.
Twitter has not issued a statement concerning the ongoing suspension of accounts. Users have also reported of not being able to appeal with the option requiring them to log into the already suspended accounts.
As the suspension continues, here are some things you should do to be on the safe side of Twitter: