Ars Technica reports:
About a week after X commandeered the popular @X account from longtime Twitter user Gene X Hwang, another user has reported that X has taken over his popular account, @music. “16 years ago, I created @music and have been running it ever since,” Jeremy Vaught, director of engineering at the nonprofit Life Happens, posted on X. “Just now, Twitter/X just ripped it away. Super pissed.”
Occasionally, buyers would approach Vaught, trying to tempt him to sell the @music handle, but the biggest offer was only around $5,000. Now X has taken the account away. In the email Vaught posted on X, the platform told Vaught that “the user handle associated with the account @music will be affiliated with X Corp.” X does not respond to requests for comment, so it’s impossible to know how many more accounts may be commandeered.
Read the full article. Vaught had 450,000 followers and @music has apparently been merged with the former @TwitterMusic as part of Musk’s plan to “sell everything” via the platform.
— Jeremy Vaught (@jeremyvaught) August 3, 2023
X user “super pissed” that Musk ordered takeover of his music accounthttps://t.co/88fed0eUiV
— Ars Technica (@arstechnica) August 4, 2023