Twitter suspended the astronomer’s account without a proper explanation

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Twitter blocks astronomer for “intimate recordings”

Astronomer Mary McIntyre was denied access to her Twitter account for three months. Reason for this: it is said that she uploaded something intimate.


Twitter suspended an astronomer’s account for allegedly intimate content.

Astronomer Mary McIntyre, from Oxfordshire in southern England, posted a video of a phenomenon in the night sky in mid-August. In it you can see the ionization footprint of a Perseid meteor. “Epic,” says the scientist.

But Twitter temporarily blocked his profile for twelve hours because of this video. Reason for blocking: The content of the video is too “intimate”. You will only have access to your account again if you delete the video, the BBC reports. McIntyre didn’t do that, because in his opinion he had done nothing wrong and certainly didn’t upload anything intimate.

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