In a bizarre turn of events, Twitter has banned the account of a Japanese man after posting a picture of a bloody dea mosquito. The man operated from his account @Nemuismywife and posted a picture of the mosquito saying, “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 received a notification from Twitter saying, “Your account has been frozen because it was used to send messages containing threats. Tweets containing threats are not allowed under our terms of service. This account cannot be reactivated.”
The man tried to reactivate his Twitter account but failed. He later created another account called @DaydreamMatcha and tweeted, “My previous account was permanently frozen after I said I killed a mosquito. Is this a violation?” Despite this tweet being retweeted over 33,000 times, the original account was not reactivated. At the moment it is not clear why his account was banned in the first place. Some assume that Twitter is using automated algorithms to decipher hate and threat messages and the alogrithm picked up words like “Die” and “Dead” in the man’s message and decided to ban it.