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Twitter users are getting locked out of their accounts because of a viral prank — make sure you don’t fall for it (TWTR)

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Twitter users are getting locked out of their accounts because of a viral prank — make sure you don’t fall for it (TWTR)

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Twitter is warning users against falling for a viral prank that causes sufferers to get locked out of their accounts.
The prank promises users that altering the birth year on their accounts to 2007 will show a unique, more colorful version of this Twitter feed.
Instead, that change flags the user as under 13 years of age, and automatically locks their accounts until they”come of age.” 

A viral prank on Twitter that promises users a”colorful” feed has caused some victims to get locked out of their accounts.

Some Twitter users are spreading the lie that altering their birthdays in their profiles will unlock a more colorful version of this Twitter feed. But there is one little problem — the supposed Easter egg doesn’t work, and people who do fall for it are getting locked out of their Twitter accounts. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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