We don't disclose the reason for accounts being suspended to 3rd parties so
there isn't a way to get that information if you don't own the account. If
you do own the account you can email from the email address we have on
record for it asking for the reason.

The reason for accounts being suspended isn't limited to content so you
shouldn't guess a reason based on the data available to you. Instead know
that accounts can be suspended if they don't follow the Twitter rules:

I'll follow up with some other team members about what you should be doing
with suspended account data and get back to you.

Hope that helps,


On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 12:27 PM, @IDisposable <idisposa...@gmail.com> wrote:

> We are building a "State of Twitter in St. Louis" whitepaper for our
> local companies/agencies/etc.  In doing this, we gathered the list of
> influential people from our own STLTweets site and are mining for
> extra information from Twitter, Klout, TrstRank, etc...
> For a couple high-ranking people we would be listing, we've noticed
> that they have been suspended in the last week or so (one's last tweet
> was 2 weeks ago in our mirror, and the other's last tweet was 1 week
> ago).  I checked with the API and they show as suspended, but we can't
> fathom why based on the tweets WE have archived from them... the
> profile pictures aren't lewd, the tweets aren't spammy, etc...
> My CEO would love to know why these two people have dropped out of the
> ecosystem (because they will ask at this presentation).
> http://stltweets.com/People/Everything/Detail/kiconner
> http://twitter.com/KiConner
> http://api.twitter.com/1/users/show.xml?id=30913186
> http://stltweets.com/People/Everything/Detail/shordeedoowhop
> http://twitter.com/ShordeeDooWhop
> http://api.twitter.com/1/users/show.xml?id=130768057
> So, my request is could we get augmentation as to WHY these accounts
> were suspended in the API response? I would LOVE to be able to code
> accordingly (e.g. to be able to know if we should purge/suspend the
> accounts on our system, etc.) but I really can't take an action
> without knowing WHY they were suspended.


Matt Harris
Developer Advocate, Twitter

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