Twitter Has Suspended The Accounts Of Several Journalists Who Wrote About Elon Musk
Elon Musk said he would protect everyone’s right to freedom of speech once he grabbed Twitter by the neck and made it his bitch, but we knew that was a lie. And in keeping true to his commitment to making sure Twitter burns to the ground, he has now targeted many high-profile journalists from various media outlets like CNN and the New York Times. Of course, Elon understands their frustrations and has found a way to address their concerns. HA! No, he didn’t. Instead, he did what most corroded jerks do when they can’t handle the truth by suspending their accounts without any explanation.
Vox reports this all began with the now-suspended Twitter account @Elonjet, created by 20-year-old Jack Sweeney, which tracks the whereabouts of Elon’s private jet. Personally, I don’t ever want to know where Elon is because I’m trying to forget his existence. But Elon is proving his cowardly lion persona by hiding behind his big strong head of trust and safety, Ella Irwin, who released a statement about the suspensions saying Twitter “will suspend any accounts that violate our privacy policies and put other users at risk…we don’t make exceptions to this policy for journalists or any other accounts.” Sounds like a bunch of bullshit to me, and I’m not alone in this thinking. Former Vox reporter Aaron Rupar was also clutching his pearls in shock and awe once he realized his account was suspended without warning.
“I was very baffled. I thought people were trolling,” [Rupar] said …recounting when he started getting messages from other journalists telling him he’d been suspended. Overnight, Rupar lost access to his 790,000 followers. He said he received no warning before being booted. “You basically have to comply with the whims that change day by day of the owner of the platform, that seems pretty unsustainable. It almost seems kind of spiteful.”
Elon has already begun the process of suing Jack Sweeney for the @Elonjet account following an incident where someone acquired his whereabouts and allegedly approached a car carrying his young son X in Los Angeles.
Last night, car carrying lil X in LA was followed by crazy stalker (thinking it was me), who later blocked car from moving & climbed onto hood.
Legal action is being taken against Sweeney & organizations who supported harm to my family.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 15, 2022
Some of the journalists who have been suspended include Ryan Mac (NYT), Donie O’Sullivan (CNN), and Matt Binder (Mashable). Another journalist, The Washington Post’s Taylor Lorenz, also spoke out about the suspensions. Her account is active, but she shouldn’t be surprised if the next time she tries to log in, she’ll be met with a picture of Elon holding two middle fingers up, informing her that she, too, has been suspended.
“It’s very shady,” said Washington Post tech columnist Taylor Lorenz, who said her account hasn’t been suspended in this wave, despite worries from some of her followers that it might have been. “I don’t understand how news organizations are going to continue to use this platform if they are censoring journalists.”
Idk if I'm going to be allowed on this app much longer. FOLLOW ME ON THESE OTHER PLATFORMS👇🏻
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— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) December 16, 2022
There was an attempt for journalists to have their questions answered in a Twitter Spaces room where Elon was present. But when it came time to answer questions, not only did he refuse to give them answers, he then deleted the Spaces feature entirely.
-Banned users were capable of attending a Twitter spaces despite being banned (including Matt Binder and ElonJet)
-Elon joins the space and couldn't answer a single question and rage quits
-Elon removes the entire twitter spaces feature
— The Serfs (@theserfstv) December 16, 2022
We all better prepare to say our goodbyes and purchase our best black attire for Twitter’s funeral. Because Elon is about to unplug Twitter’s life support machine, then act an entire fool at the funeral screaming, “WHY LORD?! WHYYY!!!!!”