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 managed to purged along with many other bots as part of Twitter’s new policy to combat automated spam.
The programmer, who, in January, managed to get Musk to double his bid to eat a Happy Meal on TV if fast-food giant McDonald’s started accepting DOGE, says the bot’s only use was to tip others on DOGE.
“Hello Elon Musk, our tipping bot MyDogeTip was suspended in the recent Twitter bot purge. It was a good bot and was only used to tell Doge to support content creators on Twitter.”
Although 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 supporter of DOGE.
The bot purge also caused a backlash from the Dogecoin community. According to the CTO of the meme token, removing the bot without creating a replacement would be an insult to the DOGE community.
“If Twitter Support is going to shut down MyDogeTip, they better build something AWESOME for Dogecoin… Because otherwise, it’s a tremendous FU for the DOGE community.”
The CTO says he is contacted Twitter support is asking them to resolve the issue because they believe the bot was removed by mistake.
“I made an appeal and I am waiting for a response. We’ve worked with TwitterSupport in the past and always follow their guidelines. I guess this is a bug or a massive information attack!
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