Jamaica Gleaner Twitter Account Reinstated After Five-Day Suspension

The Twitter account of Jamaica’s oldest newspaper, The Jamaica Gleaner has been reinstated after a five-day suspension.

The account was suspended last Wednesday, May 19, for copyright infringement. In a release on Wednesday, The Gleaner said it was aware of the suspension and was working to have it resolved.

“We are not aware of the exact infringement. We are in contact with Twitter to resolve this as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can continue to view our content on Facebook, Instagram, as well as our website.”

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Twitter accounts can be suspended for several reasons, including abusive behaviour, copyright infringement, spam, and reporting false information.

In another press release on Thursday, May 20, The Gleaner apologized to its 300,000-plus Twitter followers “for the absence of our content since yesterday (Wednesday) because of the suspension of our account for copyright infringement”.

After almost a week of being suspended on the popular platform, the company had its account reinstated on May 24.

They said that the suspension was related to a music-related copyright issue in 2019.

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