2017 Compliance Institute

Twitter Woes

  • 1.  Twitter Woes

    Posted 02-10-2017 01:57 AM
    CI is coming right up, and I am suspended from Twitter!  I filed an appeal, but haven't heard back yet.  Does anyone have experience with this? Am I likely to be reinstated, or should I just create a new account?
    I appreciate any insight fellow tweeters have to offer!

    Tomi Hagan CHC, RN, CHC
    Senior Consultant, Compliance
    Quorum Health Resources
    Brentwood, TN
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  • 2.  RE: Twitter Woes

    Posted 02-10-2017 05:27 AM
    Never heard of such a thing!  What did you do Tomi?!?!


    Donna L. Gosselin RN, BSN, CHC

    Director of Corporate Compliance and Quality

    Maine Veterans' Homes


    Email: dgosselin@mainevets.org


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  • 3.  RE: Twitter Woes

    Posted 02-10-2017 08:19 AM
    I got hacked. Woke up in the morning to a text from a friend advising me that I had multiple (30+) pornographic tweets. They even changed my display name and profile pic.
    I changed my name and photo back, although it was a little tempting to keep the photo of the attractive young woman! Then I changed my password, added mobile phone validation, and deleted the offensive tweets. I thought that would be the end of it, but several hours later Twitter suspended my account.

    Tomi Hagan, MSN, RN, CHC
    (660) 748-8268

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  • 4.  RE: Twitter Woes

    Posted 02-10-2017 05:58 AM
    Edited by Frank Ruelas 02-10-2017 06:34 AM
    I suggest setting up another account in the meantime.  I do know someone who was unexpectedly suspended due to activity that this person did not commit and it took over a month to get the suspension lifted.  Twitter was able to finally lift it (she called me and was quite upset because she used Twitter for years and was quite active on Twitter) after we suggested that they look at the IP addresses that were associated with the log ins when this suspicious activity was done.  Bingo!  One reason it also took some time is you can imagine around the U.S. if not the world...how many people have their account used for purposes that cause them to be suspended.

    With over 70 million ACTIVE accounts tracked each month by Twitter...even if only 1 out of 100,000 accounts were hacked, that would mean at least 700 accounts hacked each month.  Also consider, as I've seen it....there are Dark Web "vendors" that will "lend" you accounts on popular sites such as Twitter.  I won't go into detail for obvious reasons, but basically they provide a means where someone can use another person's account on social media and the while the person using the account never knows it until they are contacted by the site because of reported activity by others on the site that see the postings.

    Frank Ruelas

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