"Some of the suspensions will be everlasting, while in other conditions account homeowners will have to verify they have manage of their accounts". Most of the campaign paid for billboards that ridicule the current US President, Donald Trump.
The Los Angeles Times first reported the suspensions on Friday.
"We have taken enforcement action on a group of accounts for violating our rules against platform manipulation and spam", a Twitter official told The Hill. Mr. Bloomberg's presidential campaign has spent more than $49.5 million on Facebook ads since mounting his bid, including $8.4 million in the last week alone, according to the social network's statistics.
It was revealed by the Wall Street Journal that the billionaire former NY mayor hired around 500 people in California at $2,500 per month to continuously post messages and show support to him on social media. These staffers reportedly make $2,500 a month.
Bloomberg announced his candidacy on November 24. This policy was designed in September 2019 in response to the Russian-sponsored troll activities in the 2016 presidential election. It also disallows accounts with misleading profile information.
"You can't artificially amplify or disrupt conversations through the use of multiple accounts", read the rules. However, the spokesman said that accounts behaving in substantially the same manner would receive the same treatment, regardless of who controls them.
Such behavior is in violation of Twitter's manipulation and spam policy.
While these "deputy digital organizers" could be the owners of some of the suspended accounts, the Times reports that some accounts could belong to unpaid Bloomberg volunteers or supporters.
Bloomberg also said his company would undertake a review of its policies on equal pay and promotion, sexual harassment and discrimination and the use of "other legal tools" that prevent cultural change.
Facebook has increasingly come under fire for its ad practices throughout the past year and in September said it would not censor false claims that appear in paid political ads under the exemption of 'newsworthiness'.