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Twitter suspends accounts of biz reporters covering Musk

December 15, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Twitter has suspended the accounts of several prominent reporters who cover Elon Musk, report Mitchell Clark and Alex Heath of The Verge.

Clark and Heath report that the reporters include “Ryan Mac of The New York TimesCNN’s Donie O’SullivanThe Washington Post’s Drew HarwellThe Intercept’s Micha LeeMashable’s Matt Binder, Aaron Rupar, and Tony Webster.

“The reporters who have been banned all seem to have recently tweeted about Musk’s attempts to crack down on the sharing of the whereabouts of his private jet. In an email to The Verge, Twitter’s head of trust and safety, Ella Irwin, pointed to a policy update the company made yesterday prohibiting the sharing of “live location information, including information shared on Twitter directly or links to 3rd-party URL(s) of travel routes.”

“‘Without commenting on any specific accounts, I can confirm that we will suspend any accounts that violate our privacy policies and put other users at risk,’ Irwin said in the email. ‘We don’t make exceptions to this policy for journalists or any other accounts.'”

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