Twitter suspends journalists who wrote about Elon Musk

Twitter on Thursday suspended the accounts of journalists covering the social media platform and its new owner, Elon Musk, including reporters working for The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and other publications.

The company has not explained why it removed the accounts and made their previous profiles and tweets disappear.

The sudden suspension of news reporters followed Musk’s decision on Wednesday to permanently ban an account that automatically tracked his private jet flights using publicly available data.

Twitter also changed its rules on Wednesday to prohibit sharing another person’s current location without their consent.

Several of the reporters suspended Thursday night had been writing about that new policy and Musk’s rationale for imposing it, which involved his allegations about a bullying incident that affected his family Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

“Same doxing rules apply to ‘journalists’ as everyone else,” Musk tweeted on Thursday. He later added: “Criticizing me all day is fine, but cheating on my real-time location and endangering my family is not.”

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