Ornithology charity is locked out of its Twitter account after posting about ... trends now

Ornithology charity is locked out of its Twitter account after posting about ... trends now
Ornithology charity is locked out of its Twitter account after posting about ... trends now

Ornithology charity is locked out of its Twitter account after posting about ... trends now

A decision that is one for the birds! Ornithology charity is locked out of its Twitter account after posting about woodcocks The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) lost access after messaging followers  It's now scared words such as tits or shags - both birds - could see them banned   Twitter's owner Elon Musk wrote: 'Most ironic thing I've read in a while'

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A bird conservation charity was locked out of Twitter after posting about woodcocks.

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) lost access to its account after messaging followers about the endangered wading bird.

Attempts to contact Twitter fell on deaf ears until BBC Birdwatch presenter Chris Packham tweeted the US firm to reinstate the 'well-respected' organisation.

The account took flight again after eight days – followed by a tweet from Twitter's owner Elon Musk who wrote: 'Most ironic thing I've read in a while. How much wood could a woodcock…'

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) are now fearful other words such as tits or shags, which are bird names, could also see them lose access to their account

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) are now fearful other words such as tits or shags, which are bird names, could also see them lose access to their account 

But the BTO now fears mentioning other species such as tits or shags could trigger another ban.

Spokesman Tom Stewart revealed staff were now on tenterhooks, explaining: 'We think the algorithm misunderstood the word 'woodcock' and the rest is history.

'There are other words that may cause problems, like all the tits, then there's a bird called a shag, cock appears in various other places and there's a family of birds called boobies.

'We're hoping it's a one-off and now it's been brought to

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