Twitter suspends several reporters who have covered Elon Musk
Most of the journalists in question had published articles about Musk's suspension of several automated accounts that posted the travels of his private jet.
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Twitter on Thursday suspended the accounts of journalists from legacy media outlets such as CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, all of whom previously wrote stories covering CEO Elon Musk.
WaPo's Drew Harwell, the NYT's Ryan Mac, CNN's Donie O'Sullivan, The Intercept's Micha Lee all received suspensions, beginning around 7:30 p.m., per Deadline. Also suspended were pundit Keith Olbermann, Mashable's Matt Binder and journalists Tony Webster and Aaron Rupar.
The Twitter CEO cited the company's policies against "doxxing," in tweets replying to posts about the suspensions. Doxxing is the publication of available personal information with the intent of exposing the individual in question to potential harm.
Most of the journalists in question had published articles about Musk's suspension of several automated accounts that posted the travels of his private jet, and those belonging to his company, in real-time. College student Jack Sweeney, who operated those accounts, also received a ban on his personal account.
Musk cited safety concerns when suspending Sweeney's operations. He added that the real-time posting of his travels was a security risk, but that posting the same information on a time delay would not violate Twitter's policy. He has since announced legal action against Sweeney, a college student who has previously refused Musk's offers of cash to take down the pages. Sweeney has since resumed operations on Truth Social.
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