Twitter has completely disrupted the ability of some accounts to post new tweets after the major social media breach, which affected many popular accounts, including Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Joe Biden, and Bill Gates.
While Twitter has not confirmed how the ban works, it appears that it only applies to accounts that have been verified by the site, while unverified accounts are still able to Twitter naturally, and verified accounts appear to be able to retweet current tweets.
It is unclear to what extent Twitter has disabled the ability to send new tweets or how long it will take before verified users can tweets again.
A Tweet from Twitter confirms that some users may not be able to Twitter and notes that password reset may be disabled while Twitter is working to correct the situation.
The Twitter verification system gives a blue mark to allow users to know that “the public interest account is real,” and the company uses the verification status to signify that the accounts belonging to brands, politicians, and other public figures are real.
The verification process has been the subject of much controversy over the years, and Twitter has suspended the verification request system since 2017 (with exceptions for political candidates for the 2020 election cycle and public health officials following COVID-19 Epidemic).