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Twitter users are getting locked out of their accounts because of a viral prank — make sure you don’t fall for it (TWTR)

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  • Twitter is warning users against falling for a viral prank that causes victims to get locked out of their accounts.
  • The prank promises users that changing the birth year on their account to 2007 will reveal a special, more colorful version of the Twitter feed.
  • Instead, that change flags the user as under 13 years of age, and automatically locks their account until they "come of age."

A viral prank on Twitter that promises users a "colorful" feed has caused some victims to get locked out of their accounts.

Some Twitter users are spreading the lie that changing their birthdays in their profiles will unlock a more colorful version of the Twitter feed. But there's one small problem — the supposed Easter egg doesn't work, and those who do fall for it are getting locked out of their Twitter accounts.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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