Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was temporarily suspended from the microblogging service this week due to a software glitch.


Jack Dorsey, who co-founded the social network in 2006, was locked out of his account, which had 3.9 million followers, for about 15 minutes on Tuesday night. During that time, anyone trying to access his account—with the handle @Jack—received an error message informing them that the account they were trying to view had been suspended.

Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter a decade ago and returned as CEO last year.

Twitter recently dropped the hammer and suspended a number of ‘alt-right’ figures from using its service, and it appears that its own CEO was locked out for around two to three hours. Dorsey reprised his famous first tweet with a message explaining that there had been an “internal mistake”:

“just setting up my twttr…again (account suspension was an internal mistake).”

By 9:15 P.M. Eastern time, Dorsey’s account was back online with a reset follower account.

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