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Twitter is blocking accounts that change their name to Elon Musk, says report

Twitter is blocking accounts that change their name to Elon Musk, says report

Twitter is blocking accounts that change their name to Elon Musk, says report
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By CNBC-TV18 Jul 30, 2018 11:28:29 AM IST (Updated)

Twitter has decided to block all accounts that are unverified and not associated with a phone number if users change their display name to SpaceX CEO and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

In a bid to tackle the increasing cryptocurrency scams, Twitter has decided to block all accounts that are unverified and not associated with a phone number if users change their display name to SpaceX CEO and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, reported The Verge.

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Several users have been complaining about being duped on the microblogging site by fraudulent offers that promise a huge amount of Ether cryptocurrency in return of small initial deposits, the report said.
Twitter will ask the user to pass a CAPTCHA test, as well as provide a phone number, to regain access, it said.
“As part of our continuing efforts to combat spam and malicious activity on our service, we’re testing new measures to challenge accounts that use terms commonly associated with spam campaigns," the Twitter spokesperson was quoted as saying in the report.
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