Twitter is a place to get your voice heard. Whether you want to rant at your government, a service provider, or anyone, there’s no better place to call them out than on Twitter.
By the way, it’s no longer Twitter but X. For the lives of us, we can’t understand why our cute birdie has to go and be replaced with an X.
Gosh! Anyways, Elon Musk calls the shots. So, whatever he calls it, that’s what it is.
Twitter: The Community of Internet Warriors
One fact almost everyone agrees on is that Twitter is more than a social platform. It is more of a community where you learn and get answers.
Unlike Instagram and the likes, Twitter is not for the glam. It’s for serious business and premium ranting. It is also not for the faint-hearted.
It is not surprising, therefore, that many people get dragged to the point of almost leaving the platform to protect their sanity.
While it’s all about freedom of speech, Twitter, like all other social media platforms, has its terms of service and guidelines.
Users must follow these to keep using the social app. Any violation can lead to temporary or permanent account cancellation.
For instance, users are allowed to post only valuable and harmless content. Anything outside this can earn you a cancellation.
Why You Can Get Cancelled on Twitter
Twitter can cancel an account for three main reasons.
First, when a user breaches the rules; second, Twitter flags your profile as fake, and third, it notices a security issue with a user’s account. Let’s explore these in detail.
#1: Violating Twitter Account Rules
X cancels accounts automatically if users violate its rules. For instance, posting abusive or dangerous content is a violation and can earn you a cancellation.
Twitter’s regulations identify dangerous content as the promotion of illegal products, terrorism, or violence.
Additionally, the platform prohibits the posting of gory images, violent attacks, hateful conduct, and sexual misconduct.
Let’s mention that users can post sensitive media if it’s newsworthy. However, it must come with a content warning.
#2: Fake Profiles – Spam
Twitter can also cancel a user’s account if it flags it as a fake or spammy account. X’s rules clearly mentioned that no user should in any way defraud another with manipulated media, misinformation, or fake identities.
The platform cancels any account it suspects to be fake or spam. It is crucial to keep your account authentic if you want to keep using the platform.
You must not plagiarize other users’ images or intellectual property. Of course, X sometimes makes mistakes when flagging accounts as spam.
If you experience this, you can recover your account using the recovery process on the app.
#3: Security Issues – Suspicious Activity on Your Account
If X suspects any security concern with a user’s account, it suspends the account until it gets more details from the profile owner about the suspicious activity.
That means you can wake up one morning and discover your Twitter account has been canceled due to security issues.
The reason for this measure is to reduce compromised data and the posting of malicious content and attacks. Thankfully, you can recover your account if it gets canceled due to security concerns.
What Does a Cancelled Twitter Account Mean?
In simple terms, it means the suspension of a user’s account by Twitter. A user can get their account suspended permanently or temporarily.
It all depends on the level of the violation. Let’s look at what this means.
- Permanent Cancellation
When you get canceled permanently, you will receive an explanation containing the reasons for the cancelation with examples of guidelines you violated.
This means a permanent ban from the platform. With this, you cannot create another account with your details again on the platform.
- Temporary Cancellation
Twitter can also cancel an account temporarily if the user uses abusive language or posts harmful media. This means the individual is not complying with the platform’s guidelines.
The support will contact the user and explain the reason for the temporary cancellation, highlighting the posts or content the user needs to change or delete to retrieve their account.
Posting abusive content will not get you canceled automatically, even temporarily. Twitter still gives minimal access to the account.
For instance, it can move the Twitter account to a read-only mode. This means you won’t be able to post any content until you rectify your post.
Can you UnCancel a Cancelled Twitter Account?
We understand the feeling of waking up one morning to find you have been canceled on Twitter.
It can send anyone into a panic mode, especially if you don’t think you’ve done anything to warrant it.
The good news is that you can reach out to the support team at X to know why your account was canceled. You will also get more details on how to reactivate it.
How to Unsuspend a Suspended Twitter Account
#1: Identity Verification: The first thing you would need to do is verify your identity. Twitter’s support team would require that you confirm your email ID after logging in.
You also have to add your phone number. With this, you should have your account reinstated.
#2: Unsuspend Your Account: If your account is canceled because of suspicious activity or flagged as spam, you can also recover your account.
To do this, log in to your canceled account and follow the prompts on your screen. As with identity verification, you have to provide a phone number and email ID for verification.
You can also use ReCaptcha to verify your account if the platform thinks your account is spammy.
#3: File an Appeal: An X user can also request a re-review of their profile if their account is canceled for abusive behavior.
While this is not as straightforward as verifying your identity, you can still recover your account through this means.
You will need to explain why you think the support team should unsuspend your account. You can appeal using the Help Page section to submit your request.
Note that Twitter may still deny the appeal if the team thinks you breached the regulations.
Finally, understand that in most cases, the cancellation is often temporary except if you consistently breach the rules.
Therefore, if you receive a temporary cancellation for the first time, it’s best to learn from the experience and desist from engaging in abusive behavior.
It is a good idea to read the terms of service on the platform to ensure you don’t get canceled again.