Elon Musk Accounts Suspended Top Journalists On Twitter Citing New Privacy Rules
Twitter Accounts Suspended: Ever since Elon Musk acquired Twitter, he has been trying to transform the company according to his own. There was also criticism about large-scale retrenchment in the company, change in work system and formulation of new policy. To silence the critics, Musk has now kicked them out of Twitter.
Musk, who advocates free speech, on Thursday (December 15) suspended the Twitter accounts of journalists from several renowned media organizations including CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Independent. Giving clarification on this, the company says that those accounts were suspended which were posing a threat to the well-being of others in its new privacy policies.
Musk’s clarification on account suspension
Of this suspension action, Musk said, “The same rules apply to journalists as everyone else. These people were tracking my real-time location. This is basically a direct violation of Twitter’s privacy rules related to murder.” is a violation.” Earlier, while suspending the @ElonJet account tracking the location of his private plane, he had said that it allows free speech to the users.
Account suspended without notice
The accounts of former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, Ryan Mack of The New York Times, Donnie O’Sullivan of CNN and Matt Binder of Mashable were also suspended. Many of these reporters have regularly covered Musk’s acquisition of Twitter. Journalist Ryan Mac said, “Some people asked me why my Twitter accounts were suspended, so I would like to say that I was not given any prior information about this and my account was suspended.”
Earlier @ElonJet was suspended
Twitter’s rival Mastodon’s account has also been suspended. Earlier, the account tracking Elon Musk’s private jet (@ElonJet) was suspended. This account (@ElonJet) was created in 2020 by Jack Sweeney of Florida. While banning this account, Musk had mentioned a threat to his family. He had told that his two-year-old son was chased.
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