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Twitter Flagged My New Account as Spam

And I can’t do anything about it

Nick Nolan
3 min readFeb 2, 2022


I created a new Twitter account two weeks ago, and now I can’t use it.

For whatever reason, Twitter flagged my new account as spam, and I can’t do anything. They’ve locked me up without reading me my rights or giving me a court date. This is the message they send me when I try to tweet:

I haven’t received any emails or notifications from Twitter.

The only indication of my account being flagged is when I attempt to post a tweet. I first noticed the issue when I wasn’t able to “like” someone else’s tweet. At first I thought it was a glitch, but the problem has persisted for two weeks — since I created the account on January 15th.

I’m not sure what makes it look like “automated” and I can’t send a request or find anywhere to ask Twitter for help. I thought I did everything right.

  • I verified my email
  • I completed my profile
  • I verified my phone number
  • I used my real birth date
  • I followed some relevant pages

After two weeks, I can’t post any tweets, like or reply to any tweets, or follow any new accounts. I’m was falsely accused of automating Twitter — whatever that means — and now I’m stuck in a Twitter jail cell for an undisclosed amount of time.

When you think about it, a robot asking humans if they’re humans is a bit silly. Like you’re a robot, stop questioning my humanity.

you’re a robot meme

Twitter is also sending people this friendly warning when they view my account.

Screenshot from Twitter

I didn’t get any warnings from Twitter, I only found this when I tried searching for this new account and couldn’t find it. I had to paste the profile URL directly in my browser to get this to show up. Twitter is going above and beyond to hide my new account from the world.



Nick Nolan

Freelance marketing consultant | Writing about Copywriting, SEO, and Social Media