A microblogging site, Twitter, on Monday permanently blocked the account of Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services over alleged multiple violations of the company’s hateful conduct policy.
Without specifying the actions which warranted the blocking Twitter noted that the account was permanently banned after the Ministry ignored “previously received repeated warnings for similar violations,” specifically of rules “prohibiting participating in or inciting targeted abuse of individuals.”
Permanent bans on Twitter were born out of the company’s ongoing effort to tame the unruly masses of anonymous tormentors whose threats and ugly commentary have long been a major liability for the social platform.
Techunzipped reports that as a result of the ban, the Ministry of Information has now opened a new account called @InformationZim.
This comes after the Minister of Information, Senator Mutsvangwa recently stormed controversy after her attack on Catholic Archbishop Richard Christopher Ndlovu over his pastoral letter that criticised bad governance in the country.