Twitter has suspended the account of “Explain This Bob”, an AI-powered bot linked to the popular Memecoin. Elon Musk alleged that it was a “scam crypto account”. Musk made this claim in a tweet on June 18 and the account was suspended shortly after. coin telegraph,
What happened: The “Explain This Bob” account, created by Prabhu Biswal from India, uses OpenAI’s GPT-4 model to understand and respond to tweets from those tagging the account. The account had over 400,000 followers before its suspension.
The bot was linked to ERC-20 meme coin bob token (BOB) which was launched in April 2023. The suspension caused the BOB price to drop by more than 30%.
why it matters: The suspension marks a change from an earlier effect of Musk’s bot, which tweeted “I love Bob” in response to one of his tweets on April 20.
Despite the suspension, the hashtag “FREEBOB” has circulated on crypto Twitter, with many arguing that BOB is not a scam coin and that the suspension is unfair. As reported earlier by benzingaMusk has been vocal about his efforts to combat spam bots on Twitter.
The incident adds to Musk’s ongoing association with Twitter bots, as he previously offered a $1 million reward for the capture and conviction of Twitter botnet hackers, as reported benzinga,