Social media giant Twitter is shutting down a bot that allows users to tip others in meme crypto Dogecoin (DOGE), prompting appeals to CEO Elon Musk.
According to one of the program’s designers, the bot got purged alongside many other robots as a part of Twitter’s new policy to combat automated spam.
The programmer, who, in January, got Musk to double down on eating a Happy Meal on TV if fast food giant McDonald’s began accepting DOGE, says the bot’s sole use was to tip others in DOGE.
“Hey Elon Musk, our tipping bot MyDogeTip got suspended in the recent Twitter bot purge. It was a good bot and was just used to tip Doge to support content creators on Twitter.”
Though Twitter allowed users to tip each other in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) last year, Dogecoin was never officially added to the list despite Musk being a DOGE supporter.
The purging of the bot also caused a backlash from the Dogecoin community. According to the meme token’s chief technology officer, removing the bot without creating a replacement would be insulting to the DOGE community.
“If Twitter Support is going to shut down MyDogeTip, they better be building something AWESOME for Dogecoin… Because otherwise, it’s a tremendous FU to the DOGE community.”
The CTO says he’s contacted Twitter support asking them to resolve the issue as he believes the bot was removed mistakenly.
“I’ve made an appeal and am waiting to hear back. We’ve worked with TwitterSupport in the past and were always compliant with their guidelines. My guess is this is a mistake or a mass-reporting attack!”Don't Miss a Beat – Subscribe to get crypto email alerts delivered directly to your inbox
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