Several journalists receive Twitter account suspension after reporting about Musk

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Several journalists receive Twitter account suspension after reporting about Musk

Twitter suspended the accounts of several journalists who published and covered stories relating to Musk and the social media platform.

On Thursday, all of the accounts of journalists who work for The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Voice of America, and other publications received a suspension.

The platform has yet to tell the journalists why it deleted the accounts, their profiles, and their old tweets.

Musk, however, claimed on Twitter on Thursday night that journalists had shared his whereabouts, describing it as “basically assassination coordinates.” He didn’t back up that assertion with any proof.

The sudden suspension of news reporters followed Musk’s decision on Wednesday to permanently ban an account that automatically tracked the flights of his private jet using publicly available data. That also led Twitter to change its rules for all users to prohibit sharing another person’s current location without their consent.

Several journalists suspended on Thursday night were writing about the new policy and Musk’s justification for it, which involved his claims that his family was the victim of a stalking incident on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

On Thursday, Musk tweeted, “Same doxxing rules apply to ‘journalists’ as to everyone else.”

He later added: “Criticising me all day long is totally fine, but doxxing my real-time location and endangering my family is not.”

“Doxxing” is the illegal disclosure of identity, address, or other personal information on the internet for malicious intent. BKM/ Expat Media


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