Elon Musk has banned the Twitter account of Washington Post’s Taylor Lorenz

Elon Musk has banned the Twitter account of Washington Post's Taylor Lorenz
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Washington Post technology columnist Taylor Lorenz said about it twitter His account was suspended on Saturday after he tweeted a request for comment Elon Muskabout the story of the social network working on the new owner of the tech tycoon.

Lorenz’s Twitter account (@TaylorLorenz) had more than 340,000 followers before it was suspended in 2010. “Elon Musk suspended my Twitter account tonight,” he said wrote in the bottom stack🇧🇷 “I received zero information from the company as to why I was suspended or what terms I violated.”

“Super crazy. Elon seems to ban anyone who disagrees with him,” Lorenz said The TikTok video he shared Saturday evening. Lorenz previously tweeted from an alternate Twitter account, @nodreamsoflabor.

Musk did not comment on Twitter’s suspension of Lorenz. A request for comment was not responded to Diversity An email has been sent to Twitter’s PR mailbox.

Twitter’s ban on Lorenz, who regularly reports on Twitter and Musk, comes after the mega-billionaire. suspended the Twitter accounts of several journalists On Thursday — some (but not all) claimed to have “doxxed” him after posting links to an account tracking his private jet — before Restoring a few of them on Friday night🇧🇷

The closure of Lorenz’s account without any apparent explanation suggests that Musk, a self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist,” is now campaigning to keep information and critical comments from the platform he bought for $44 billion.

In the Substack post, Lorenz said that when he was banned from his Twitter account, there were only three tweets: two promoting his profiles on TikTok and Instagram, and the third asking Musk to comment on a story related to his WaPo colleague Drew. Worked on Harwell (whose account was banned and then blocked).

Lorenz did not elaborate on what the story was about. His tweet at Musk read in part: “We have learned some information that we would like to share and discuss with you.”

At least two Twitter journalists who were banned and then banned this week, Aaron Rupar and Tony Webster, denied publishing any information that could be construed as “doxxing,” which involves sharing someone’s personal information online without their permission. “This is not the freedom of speech we were promised,” Webster tweeted Friday evening. “To be clear, there was no ‘doxing’ – even if an impulsive, unaccountable oligarch says so.”

Twitter is demanding the suspension of some journalists to remove tweets deemed to violate Musk’s brand new policy that prohibits the sharing of real-time location data (“regardless of whether that information is publicly available”). Saturday podcaster and political commentator Keith Olbermann Twitter wrote from the dog-rescue account Regarding @keitholbermann’s suspension, “I got banned, then time-banned, then banned again, until I deleted a tweet that you can’t see anyway… for two hours. What a clown this @elonmusk snowflake is.”

Fox Business reporter Susan Li (@susanlitv) is among the journalists whose Twitter accounts have been suspended and not reinstated. a segment in the network On Friday, it was taken down from the social network after it posted a link to a plane tracking website to show how Musk’s private jet had been tracked using public sources. Also still banned from Twitter as of Saturday was Insider’s Linette Lopez (@lopezlinette), who has been reporting on Musk and his companies for years. López told AP shortly before his suspension, he posted legal documents on Twitter from 2018 that contained an email address for Musk, but which Lopez said were not current.

On Friday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the current chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, criticized Musk’s ban on journalists. “Elon Musk calls himself a free speech absolutist to justify condoning hate and bigotry on Twitter. But when journalists write unsavory stories, they are banned without warning,” Schiff writes. tweet🇧🇷 “Loyalty to freedom of speech is apparently not so absolute. But this is hypocrisy.”

Musk he answered Shifa said, “Thankfully, you are losing your presidency soon. Your brain is too small.”

Lorenz posted a photo on Instagram Saturday of himself and New York Times reporter Ryan Mac covering their mouths with their hands.

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