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Tech journalists remain unable to tweet until they delete a post

December 21, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Tech journalists whose accounts were suspended on Twitter remain unable to use the social media service until they delete a specific tweet, reports Micah Lee of The Intercept.

Lee reports, “I’m still locked out of my Twitter account unless I agree to delete a specific tweet at the behest of the billionaire. Several of the other suspended journalists are in the same boat. (Twitter, where the communications team was decimated by Musk’s layoffs, did not immediately reply to a message for comment.)

“When I log in to my Twitter account, the site is replaced with the message: ‘Your account has been locked.’ Twitter accuses me of violating its rules against posting private information. (In the 13 years that I’ve used Twitter, I’ve never violated any rules, and my account has never been suspended or locked until now.)

“To unlock my account, I must remove the offending tweet, which in my case said, ‘Twitter just banned Mastodon’s official Twitter account @joinmastodon with 174,000 followers, probably because it tweeted a link to @ElonJet’s Mastodon account. Twitter is now censoring posting the link, but the user is'”

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