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Twitter Accounts Of Journalists Covering Elon Musk Deactivated

Many Journalists Covering Elon Musk Lose Twitter Accounts

Many prominent journalists covering Twitter owner, Elon Musk, have had their accounts suspended out of the blue. Some of these include reporters for the New York Times, CNN and Washington Post. This happened a few hours ago.

One spokeswoman for twitter told reporters that the main reason for the ban is related to live sharing of location data. This ban follows Musk’s promise to sue the owner of a profile that keeps track of his private jet.

The Intercept’s Micha Lee, Mashable’s Matt Binder, and independent journalists Aaron Rupar, and Tony Webster are some of the banned.

Ella Irwin, Twitter’s head of trust and safety said the bans are in line with a new rule. Apparently, the company introduced the new rules this very week. The new rule interdicts “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,” Mrs Irwin said.

She therefore said there will be no exceptions made revealing that it will even affect everyone else not just journalists.

On Wednesday, Twitter suspended the account @ElonJet, as well as other accounts using publicly available information to track his private plane.

20-year-old Jack Sweeney, the owner of @ElonJet also had his personal Twitter account blocked. Elon Musk then vowed to take legal action against Jack.

Mr Musk said a “crazy stalker” had used live location sharing to find and accost a vehicle carrying his children in Los Angeles.

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