Twitter suspended accounts of several journalists without any explanation

Twitter on Thursday suspended the accounts of journalists covering the social media platform and its new owner Elon Musk, including those working for The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and other publications.

The company has not explained why it removed the accounts and made their profiles and past tweets disappear.

Musk’s decision on Wednesday followed an abrupt suspension of news reporters ban permanently An account that automatically tracks your private jet’s flights using publicly available data. This came despite a pledge by Musk to maintain the account due to his free speech principles.

Twitter also changed its rules on Wednesday to prohibit sharing the current location of another person without their consent.

Several of the journalists suspended Thursday night were writing about the new policy and Musk’s reasoning for implementing it, including his allegations about a stalking incident that affected his family on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. were involved.

“The same rules apply to ‘journalists’ as everyone else,” Musk tweeted on Thursday.

“Doxing” refers to the disclosure of one’s identity, address or other personal details online.

CNN said in a statement that “the impulsive and unwarranted suspension of several reporters, including CNN’s Donnie O’Sullivan, is worrisome but not surprising.”

“The increasing instability and volatility of Twitter should be of incredible concern to everyone who uses Twitter,” the CNN statement said. “We have asked Twitter for clarification, and we will re-evaluate our relationship based on that response.”

musk last month restored many Previously banned accounts including the accounts of former President Donald Trump, musician Kanye West and Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene.

It also comes as Musk has over the past few weeks overseen the release of what he has called “twitter files,” which he claims shows the company suppressed free speech before he took over as owner in October. The files contain thousands of internal company documents detailing content moderation decisions. Let’s give

Musk has so far used three journalists to curtail the release of the files: Matt Tabby, Bari Weiss and Michael Shellenberger.

2 in December TweetMusk wrote about the Twitter files in response to criticism from some users: “Acting by Twitter to suppress freedom of expression is not a First Amendment violation, but a violation of government orders to suppress free speech without judicial review.” to work under.”

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