A number of journalists throughout numerous publications have discovered themselves unable to entry their Twitter accounts tonight. They have been suspended on the web site, and based on NBC Information Senior Reporter Ben Collins, one factor that they had in widespread was that they lined the social community and Elon Musk, who as soon as described himself as a “free speech absolutist.” Collins listed the suspended journalists’ accounts on a Twitter thread, together with CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan whose final tweets included his interview with Jack Sweeney, the school scholar who ran the @ElonJet account.
The Washington Publish’s Drew Harwell has been suspended following a tweet about how Twitter suspended Mastodon, its rival social community that is been gaining recognition since Musk took over. The New York Instances’ Ryan Mac misplaced entry to his account after speaking about Sweeney and Twitter’s coverage adjustments following @ElonJet’s suspension. Mashable’s Matt Binder additionally discovered himself suspended after retweeting a submit doubting Musk’s declare that he and his son had been adopted by a “loopy stalker” and one other about how Twitter’s new head of belief and security invited a QAnon-adjacent group to debate a partnership.
Subsequent within the record is Micah Flee from The Intercept who lately tweeted: “A lot extra arbitrary censorship on Twitter since @elonmusk took over.” Sports activities and political commentator Keith Olbermann was suspended whereas certainly one of Engadget’s editors was studying a thread on his account. Olbermann’s final tweets additionally included criticisms of Musk’s announcement that he is taking authorized motion in opposition to Sweeney and Twitter’s coverage adjustments after the suspension of the Musk’s stalker incident. Aaron Rupar, an unbiased journalist who was additionally suspended, posted a response on Substack and mentioned he tweeted that the “@ElonJet account that was suspended from Twitter was nonetheless lively on Fb, with a hyperlink to the Fb web page.”
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