Elon Musk Just Suspended The Crypto Account ‘Explain This Bob’ On Twitter, Here’s Why• June 18, 2023 5:41 pm • Comments
Elon Musk has appeared to finally crack down on Twitter bots.
Musk recently surprised many users on Twitter after he warned the Twitter account ‘Explain This Bob’ for allegedly operating a cryptocurrency scam.
In Explain This Bob’s Twitter bio it’s noted that the account is an automated account operated by @BobEthToken.
The automated account would explain any information contained in tweets if users tagged the account.
Musk who appeared to be fed up with the account wrote directly to the account “This sure looks like a scam crypto account. If so, it will be suspended.”
Take a look:
This sure looks like a scam crypto account. If so, it will be suspended.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 18, 2023
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) June 18, 2023
Here’s what BNO News reported:
‘Explain This Bob,’ a popular Twitter account with its own cryptocurrency, has been suspended after owner Elon Musk accused it of being a scam.
@ExplainThisBob, which was created last year, had more than 402,000 followers when it was suspended on late Saturday night. It came just hours after Musk came across it.
“This sure looks like a scam crypto account. If so, it will be suspended,” Musk said in a comment directed at the account.
Twitter users tagged @ExplainThisBob under all kinds of tweets, which prompted the bot to reply with an explanation of the original tweet. But it was also linked to a cryptocurrency token called $BOB, which plummeted more than 27% after the suspension.
“Bob is not a scam, but a decentralized memecoin with 0 tax, and no contract ownership,” Bob replied to Musk’s tweet. “Bob is inspired by Doge, and for the people.”
Musk also replied to the account in April, writing: “I love Bob.”
A similar but smaller account, @AskTheWassie, was also suspended after being noticed by Musk. “Promotion of scams under the guise of being a funny/helpful bot will result in suspension. Doesn’t matter how much you pay us,” Musk wrote.
Many users on twitter are calling for the account to be reinstated.
Take a look:
Hey @elonmusk, I hope you read this. My heart is shattered, and my life feels like it's in ruins. Why did you have to suspend the @ExplainThisBob account? You may not realize it, but you've single-handedly destroyed everything I had.
I was more than just a follower; I was all in…
— Downsin (@DeFiDownsin) June 18, 2023
— Tom Braxstone (@Tombraxstoneoff) June 18, 2023
NEWS: Over the last day, Twitter has begun cracking down on accounts exploiting the Verification + Business gold-check programmes to promote scams. These accounts could often be seen in Elon's replies.
— T(w)itter Daily News (@TitterDaily) June 18, 2023
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