Houston Rockets' Twitter account suspended after copyright complaints

CNET | 5/20/2019 | Queenie Wong
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The Houston Rockets appeared to have fouled on their Twitter account.

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The basketball team's Twitter account was suspended following copyright complaints, Twitter said Monday. The tech company declined to share more about the complaints or if this suspension was temporary.

The Houston Rockets' Twitter account has been suspended.

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A message on the Rockets' account says Twitter suspends accounts that violate its rules. Twitter may suspend an account if it receives multiple copyright complaints.

The Rockets didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The team told the Houston Chronicle in a statement that the account was temporarily pulled down because they posted tweets with copyrighted music.

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"We are working to correct the issue now," the Rockets said in the statement.

Twitter users took to the social media site to poke fun at the suspension and speculate why the account went silent.

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