Hatsune Miku's Twitter account suspended due to age restrictions

Hatsune Miku's Twitter account suspended due to age restrictions

For those unfamiliar with Hatsune Miku is a Vocaloid, (a software synthesizer developed by Yamaha Corporation, which allows you to synthesize vocals simply by entering the lyrics and melody of a song) developed by Crypton Future Media as a sixteen year old girl. Over the course of worthy years, Miku has become famous on a par with a royal idol, becoming the protagonist of anime, unreleased manga and the video game series Hatsune Miku: Project Diva. Her fame has grown so much that she has even been named spokesperson in the fight against Coronavirus.

Now, Hatsune Miku's official Twitter account has been temporarily suspended because it allegedly does not meet the requirements age of Twitter, which stipulates that all account holders must be at least 13 years old, which is shocking at first, as Hatsune Miku is not a real person. But let's see what happened.

Hatsune Miku's account suspension reasons

It would seem that the main reason behind the suspension is the fact that the English account administrator, aware of Twitter's age restrictions, decided it was the right time to set the account's birthday to the year of Hatsune Miku's debut, which is 2007.

“oh, isn't Twitter's age restriction 13 years old? I can set the Twitter account's birthday to Miku's actual release year of 2007 now ”

said the Miku English Twitter admin,

“ it'll be fun ”pic.twitter.com/XjWRNAJiJb

- Hatsune Miku (@cfm_miku_en) May 20, 2021

As you can read above, Twitter blocked the account precisely because it was not within the minimum age allowed .

The account lockout was later lifted, but the birthday was permanently set as the administrator's.

thankfully the account lock was resolved while admin was asleep (having nightmares) but now this account's bday is set to admin's bday and cannot be changed

no more balloons for miku 🙁 pic.twitter. com / JxARa6m6h2

- Hatsune Miku (@cfm_miku_en) May 20, 2021

But why did this happen? After updating its terms of service in 2018 in accordance with the GDPR, Twitter has begun blocking accounts whose users are suspected of being minors at the time of registration. Since then, several accounts have received suspensions for attempts to set the birthday of accounts, including the official Crunchyroll account in 2019 and even the official account of news websites, such as Anime News Network.

So, if you want to create a Twitter account of any kind, be careful of your birthday, because they might ban you.

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