Kathy Griffin The comedian became the latest victim of Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover as his account was suspended on Sunday.
Griffin, 62, changed his profile name to Musk and was immediately banned from the social media site.
Despite her handle showing her name @kathygriffin, she nicknamed her with a blue tick “Elon Musk” — which is against the company’s policy against impersonation.
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“Going forward, any Twitter handle that engages in impersonation without clearly stating ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended,” he said Sunday night.
“Previously, we’ve given a warning before suspension, but now that we’re rolling out widespread verification, there won’t be any warning. It will be clearly defined as a condition of signing up for Twitter Blue.”
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The simple blue checkmark was previously used to verify government accounts, celebrities, politicians, journalists and other verified users.
“Any name change will result in the temporary loss of the approved mark,” he added in a series of tweets.
The overhaul is meant to pay off the company’s debt. Of Twitter’s roughly 237 million users, less than 450,000 accounts currently have blue check marks.
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