Twitter Bans XRPTipBot Over Impersonation Causing User Funds to Freeze

Michael LaVere
  • Twitter banned the XRPTipBot account, claiming that the program violated their policy of "impersonation."
  • The program's developer took to Twitter to reassure user's that their funds are safe. 

Twitter has banned the XRPTipBot account again, after claiming that the service was impersonating other user accounts. 

According to a series of tweets published by XRP developer Wietse Wind, Twitter has banned the XRPTipBot account, causing user funds to be frozen in the process. 

Wind, who also developed the tipbot program, was able to get a response from the Twitter support team after multiple attempts at contact. According to the reply, Twitter banned the account for violating the social media platform’s policy on impersonation. Despite Wind being the creator of the project, owning the domain name and source code, Twitter claims that the XRPTipBot has been pretending to be another entity in order to deceive users. 

According to Wind, the XRPTipBot will likely not come back to Twitter, despite currently being functional through Reddit and Discord. 

Wind reassured users that their funds were safe, and claimed to have a method for recovery.

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