Twitter Suspends At Least 9 Journalists Who Have Been Covering Elon Musk
At least nine journalists’ Twitter accounts have been suspended amid their coverage of the company and its new CEO, Elon Musk.
Twitter came up with a new policy this week surrounding the controversial accounts that track the locations of private airplanes.
Musk said that these accounts were revealing non-public personal information and violated Twitter’s “doxxing” rules.” The account @ElonJet, which tracked Musk‘s private jet, was suspended on Wednesday morning (December 14), followed by accounts that tracked the jets of high-profile businessmen like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg.
Following the news, journalists who had been covering the story found out their accounts were also suspended.
NBC News reports that the journalists include, “Ryan Mac of The New York Times, Donie O’Sullivan of CNN, Drew Harwell of The Washington Post, Matt Binder of Mashable, Micah Lee of The Intercept, Steve Herman of Voice of America and independent journalists Aaron Rupar, Keith Olbermann and Tony Webster.”
Founders Fund VP Mike Solana tweeted, “so far, i’ve been able to confirm about half the accounts suspended posted links to the jet tracker thing in violation of the new doxx’ing policy. unclear just yet about the rest, but i think it’s safe to say the rule is for real.”
Elon replied, “Same doxxing rules apply to ‘journalists’ as to everyone else.”
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