Google Search Restores Twitter Carousel After Removal Over Bitcoin Hack

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The Twitter search carousel box went off for all accounts owing to the cryptocurrency hack. However, the removal did not result in Twitter losing any traffic from Google.
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Last Updated: July 22, 2020, 10:32 AM IST

Google has restored the Twitter carousel in its Search results after it was removed owing to the massive cryptocurrency hack the micro-blogging platform experienced last week. The Twitter scam that affected at least 130 prominent users led to the complete removal of the Twitter carousel of tweets from the Google search result pages. Twitter later said they were embarrassed, disappointed and, more than anything, sorry for what happened with some of its high-profile users as attackers successfully manipulated its employees and used their credentials to access internal systems, including getting through the two-factor protections. A Google spokesperson Search Engine Land: “We can confirm we have temporarily removed the Twitter carousel from Search following Twitter’s security issues. Before restoring the feature we will carry out a careful review”. The Twitter search carousel box went off for all accounts. However, the removal did not result in Twitter losing any traffic from Google. Google first added tweets to its search results about five years ago. The SEOs and marketers used these Twitter carousels as a method to dominate the search results. Last week, Twitter accounts of major public figures including US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Apple and Uber were simultaneously hacked by attackers to spread a cryptocurrency scam.

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