I just noticed a strange thing: the account that tweets HNQ on Chess.SE (StackChess) has been suspended. This must have happened between Jan 29 and Jan 30

Yet, there are still sites (Workplace, Academia) that haven't got the respective Twitter accounts blocked.

How many SE Twitter accounts have been suspended so far and do we know why?

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    I think they got classed as unauthorized bots, and I remember that that's why SE stopped making Twitter accounts for new sites. Commented Dec 20, 2020 at 22:03
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    Sonic is right. Twitter suspends them because they are bots making automated tweets, but only Twitter could say why it suspends some of the bots and not others.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Dec 21, 2020 at 3:03
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    @animuson They'll never tell you, else they'll have to kill your bot.
    – CinCout
    Commented Dec 21, 2020 at 4:18

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It seems that Twitter suddenly and randomly started blocking those accounts because they were bots posting automated tweets and that resulted in SE not creating new Twitter accounts for new sites since 2015. It's still not known why Twitter has deleted only some of the accounts.

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