The Brief: To go to "Twitter jail" is to be restricted, suspended, or banned on Twitter.


The phrase “Twitter jail” refers to when an account violates Twitter’s rules and is restricted by the platform as a result. Some trollsΒ  and pranksters wear their trips to Twitter jail as a badge of honor, suggesting that they’re too edgy for the platform. Sometimes people will be sent to Twitter jail by mistake, like if the site thinks they’re a bot because they’re tweeting too much.