Twitter briefly locked Rep. Devin Nunes out of his account after the Republican lawmaker failed after repeated makes an attempt to get previous the social media firm’s anti-spam filters, in keeping with a report on Wednesday.
Twitter mentioned Nunes (R-Calif.) couldn’t full a reCAPTCHA puzzle that requires customers to determine pictures to show they’re people and never bots and was blocked from the account, Enterprise Insider reported.
“Our automated methods took enforcement motion on the account in error and it has since been reversed. The enforcement motion was taken on account of the account’s failure to finish an anti-spam problem that we frequently deploy throughout the service,” a Twitter spokesperson instructed the web site.
It’s not clear whether or not Nunes or a staffer was answerable for muffing the reCAPTCHA.
Nunes sued Twitter for $250 million in March 2019, accusing the social networking web site of censoring conservative content material. Within the go well with, he additionally named two parody accounts — “Devin Nunes’ Cow” and “Devin Nunes’ Mother” — that mocked him and promoted Democratic candidates.
A courtroom tossed the case in June 2020, ruling that social media corporations can’t be held chargeable for what others put up on the platform.