Twitter has permanently banned Aave founder Stani Kulechov's account after he tweeted that he was going to join the microblogging network as interim CEO.
Later, Kulechov posted another tweet thanking Elon Musk for the appointment, adding that he will add an edit button by next week, open-source the Twitter algorithms, add support for the Ethereum blockchain and integrate Lens Protocol, a decentralized finance application created by Aave developers.
While it remains unclear if Kulechov was serious or joking, it didn't take long for Twitter to take against the Aave founder the "most severe enforcement action." Here's how Twitter explains this action:
Permanently suspending an account will remove it from view, and the violator will not be allowed to create new accounts.
The company also wrote in its Help Center that those permanently banned get a notification from the company where Twitter says they have been suspended for abuse violations, and explain which policy or policies they have violated and which content was in violation.
Twitter added that violators can also appeal permanent suspensions if they believe we made an error, but it remains to be seen if Kulechov, who had over 171,000 followers before the ban, plans to appeal.
Stani Kulechov is the Founder and CEO of Aave, an open source and non-custodial liquidity market protocol to earn interest on deposits and borrow assets. The project also has its native token $AAVE. As of press time, the token's market capitalization stays at ~$2,3 billion.
The enforcement action comes just a few days after Twitter accepted Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover offer. After the news broke, the Tesla CEO highlighted the importance of free speech in a press release saying that Twitter is the "digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated."
Later, Musk clarified in a tweet that by "free speech" he means those statements which match the law. He also added he's "against censorship that goes far beyond the law."
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