Oops! Twitter automatically suspended anyone who used the word 'Memphis' over the weekend

Originally published at: Oops! Twitter automatically suspended anyone who used the word 'Memphis' over the weekend | Boing Boing

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Marie’s mom?

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A likely story. Welcome to the SCP Foundation, Memphis.

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‘Memphis’?

Home of the ancient Greeks!

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Can we use this method to block things that start with “Trum…” or “Tucker”.

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I think you mean Egypt?

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Maybe it was an angry Stade de Reims fan?

https://www.ligue1.com/match?matchId=68377

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It’s a line from the Talking Heads song …

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OH! Derp.

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Good place to get some thinking done…

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Did BoingBoing get dinged for tweeting about this story?

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HA! Beat you all to this.

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Once again, they demonstrate that they have numerous tools to combat misuse of their platform and simply choose not to deploy them. Well, the refuse to deploy them intentionally, anyway.

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It’s been over 13 years since Mrs. Roberts got a call from her son Robert’s school. She doesn’t look pregnant in that picture but maybe she was and gave birth to a daughter shortly after. Perhaps her daughter (who they nickname Memphis) just signed up for Twitter.

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Knock it off Elvis everyone already knows where you live.

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I don’t know what I feel about that.

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Whoever after due and proper warning shall be heard to utter the abominable word “Memphis,” which has no linguistic or other warrant, shall be deemed guilty of a High Misdemeanor, and be banned from Twitter.

They were trying to stop a resurgence of the Memphis Movement

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Where’s Pee-Wee?

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