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I do not say this to be flippant about mental illness which I suffer from or to minimize the trauma experienced by survivors whom I count myself among but because I felt utterly insane sitting in my cubicle watching MSNBC with tears streaming down my face. Ever the social media manager, I was pleased to see my content performing well, especially since so many of the women engaging with it were apparently suffering through an equally traumatizing week. The next day, I met my mom to attend New Yorker Festival panels around the city, and as the afternoon blurred by, I noticed my Twitter notifications had taken a turn for the worse.
Twitter may suspend accounts, temporarily or permanently, from their social networking service. Suspensions of high-profile individuals often attract media attention when they occur. Twitter's use of suspensions has been controversial. Users who are suspended from Twitter, based on alleged violations of Twitter's terms of service , are usually not informed which of their tweets were the cause. They are told only that their accounts will not be restored, and they are told which of Twitter's rules the company claims were violated. In January , Twitter formally provided information on instances where governments have attempted to utilize Twitter for "foreign information operations". Some commentators, such as technology entrepreneur Declan McCullagh and law professor Glenn Reynolds , have criticized Twitter's suspension and ban policies as overreaches of power. Twitter frequently responds to media enquiries about suspended accounts with "We do not comment on individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons. A "Twitter suspension campaign" began in earnest in , and on one day, 4 April , some 10, accounts were suspended.