Twitter suspends official Tutu account – 8 August 2013

Hours after launching his digital life on Twitter, the official account of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation has been suspended for “aggressively following” behaviour.

“The @TutuLegacy is the only real Twitter account that speaks for the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, through the voices of Desmond Tutu and the reverend MphoTutu, who runs the Foundation,” Archbishop Tutu said.

Twitter has not explained how following 30 people could be construed as “aggressive following” or whether the number of people who followed @TutuLegacy in a short space of time was to blame.

“I hope the powers that be at Twitter find it in their hearts to fix the problem and let us communicate again. We need to reassure all those people who started following us today that this is the real deal!” said Mpho Tutu.


Issued by Oryx Media on behalf of The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.
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