Following the crypto-currency scam that took place Wednesday afternoon, Twitter disabled its posting/tweeting feature for numerous accounts, including high-profile accounts of crypto-currency organisations such as Bitcoin and famous U.S. figures like Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Wiz Khalifa and all other famous Twitter users' accounts that were compromised.
The tweeting ban was also applied to other verified Twitter user accounts that were not hacked under the scam. However, the bn was lifted around 8:32 pm ET, followed by Twitter's announcement after a few minutes that tweets can be made once again. On the other hand, unverified Twitter accounts remained unaffected by this restriction and were able to post normally throughout the time the feature was blocked.
Following the attack, Twitter has also disabled the option to reset the password in order to avoid any more compromises. For lesser vulnerability and more protection, Twitter has announced that it shall impose limits on other account functions and setting as well, which also includes a limit on the number of tweets.
Moreover, Twitter's verification feature has also been a matter of dispute, as it provides a blue check to accounts that are of major interest to the public. However, it has been under fire due to controversies and the social media giant has put verification requests to a halt since 2017, other than the recent few verifications of official health accounts related to COVID-19 or those of candidates for the 2020 U.S. elections.