Twitter suspends The Fader’s account and a handful of other music blogs

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Twitter has suspended accounts of music lifestyle/news publication The Fader along with several other music-centric blogs.

On Tuesday morning, Twitter users began posting the hashtag #FreeFader to show support for the publication and confusion about the account’s absence on the social platform. As the day went on, other sites such as 2DOPEBOYZ, Hip Hop N More, and Pigeons and Planes – a publication owned by Complex – also revealed their accounts had been suspended.

Twitter declined to comment on individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons, but The Verge noted they likely have something to do with copyrighted footage or music of last Sunday’s BET Awards or Monday’s NBA Awards, that was tweeted from the accounts. Read more…

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