In 1999, nothing stung more than being kicked out of a concert. In 2019, we don’t so much care about getting booted out of events. That feeling has been replaced by the horrors of being locked out of our social media accounts. If you don’t know the feeling, just ask a few sports teams that are not able to read all the joyful tweets being spread around the website today. So far, the list includes the Houston Rockets and the Iowa and Iowa State football teams.
Like the Rockets stated, an Iowa spokesperson told the Des Moines Register this is due to “music copyright infringement.”
“We are in the process of working with Twitter to resolve the issues and to ensure future posts are in compliance, and as a result, one of the accounts has been reactivated. We appreciate everyone’s patience and support of the UI Athletics Department social media accounts.”
So, no, this had nothing to do with the Rockets not beating the Warriors or the Iowa football teams lacking national interest.