The ‘art bot’ community on Twitter is still recovering from a platform ban that saw dozens of bot-powered accounts go silent for approximately 11 hours on Wednesday. What happened: The bots, including popular accounts like @infinite_scream (which has 43.3k followers) and @tinycarebot (which boasts 125k), went down after Twitter banned the platform they run on. save the art bots!!!!!!! — jomny sun (@jonnysun) June 7, 2018 ah… pic.twitter.com/vDnFqMGNzp — v (@v21) June 6, 2018 The owner of the platform, George Buckenham, had no idea the ban was coming. According to a report from Slate he wasn’t initially given a reason…

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