Spammy Or Abusive Behaviour? COFEK Twitter Account Suspended



Consumer Federation of Kenya (COFEK) on Friday had its Twitter account suspended.

The recent Twitter purge has hit many users whose follower accounts Twitter could not confirm whether the original person who opened the account still has control and access to it.

According to Twitter, most of the accounts that they suspend are suspended because they are spammy, or just plain fake, and they introduce security risks for Twitter and all of the social media tool users.


An account, Twitter says in a blog, can be suspended if its security is at risk.

“If we suspect an account has been hacked or compromised, we may suspend it until it can be secured and restored to the account owner in order to reduce potentially malicious activity caused by the compromise.”

The social media platform also explains that accounts can be suspended should they be reported for abusive behavior.

“When an account engages in abusive behavior, like sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts, we may suspend it temporarily or, in some cases, permanently,” Twitter explains.

It however remains unclear why the account was suspended.

The Consumer Rights Defender secretary general Stephen Mutoro on his part says that they are still not sure why the account was suspended unexpectedly.

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