Twitter (TWTR.N) said on Wednesday that it has blocked Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego’s account due to abusive behavior.
The social media business did not explain why Salinas’ account was blocked, but it did state in its help center that an account “may not engage in harassing circumstances directed at one individual or inspire others to do so.”
“Any attempt to harass, threaten, or silence another person’s voice is considered abusive behavior,” it stated.
Twitter, Inc. provides a variety of products and services to users, marketers, developers, and data partners. Twitter, Promoted Ads and Twitter Amplify, Follower Ads, and Twitter Takeover are among the company’s products and services. Twitter is a real-time medium for public self-expression and communication. Its Promoted Ads offer objective-based capabilities that enable marketers to pay just for the forms of engagement they choose, such as Tweet engagements, Website clicks, mobile app installs or engagements, gaining new followers, or video views.
Last week, Salinas, the owner of Banco Azteca SA (ELEKTRA.MX), got into an argument with Mexican journalist Denise Dresser after she made comments about her appearance on Twitter that the social media firm stated violated its rules.
Salinas is the chairman of Grupo Elektra, a company with 119 billion Mexican pesos ($6.1 billion) in revenue in 2019. Banco Azteca is owned by a lending and retail firm based in Mexico City. In addition, the billionaire holds shares in TV Azteca and sold half of the mobile phone company Iusacell for $1.7 billion in 2015.
Ricardo Salinas Pliego is a CPA graduate of Monterrey’s Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores (ITESM). He joined Elektra in 1981 as an import manager after graduating from Tulane University with an MBA. When the corporation was in grave financial problems due to the ongoing devaluation of the 1980s, he learned the business moves. Between 1981 and 1986, Salinas tried his hand at several companies, including a restaurant in Monterrey, satellite dishes, and the sale of multi-communication systems.
Salinas’ spokesman declined to respond.
Salinas stated on his Telegram account that he will utilize his Telegram, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts until the “problem” with Twitter is resolved.
The billionaire and his family are ranked 153 on Forbes’ list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of $13.5 billion. He announced earlier this month that he was exploring purchasing Citigroup’s consumer banking unit in Mexico, known as Citibanamex.
(This item corrects paragraph 7 to indicate that Salinas’ Forbes billionaire position and riches apply to him and his family, not only Salinas.)
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