Twitter has shut off the ability for some people to tweet after massive hack
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Twitter has completely disabled the ability for some accounts to send new tweets following a massive hack on the social media website, which has seen numerous popular accounts — including Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Joe Biden, and others — tweet out a bitcoin scam.
While Twitter hasn’t confirmed how the block works, it appears to only apply to accounts that have been verified by Twitter. Unverified accounts seem to still be able to tweet normally, and verified accounts appear to be able to retweet existing tweets. It’s unclear how broadly Twitter has disabled the ability to send new tweets or how long it will be before verified users are able to tweet again.
A 6:18PM ET tweet from Twitter confirming that some users may be unable…