The accounts of journalists who cover Twitter and its new owner Elon Musk, including writers for The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and other outlets, were suspended on Thursday.
Journalists from the New York Times, Washington Post, and CNN are suspended by Elon Musk’s Twitter without explanation.
Neither the firm nor Musk provided an explanation for why the accounts were deleted, along with the users’ biographies and previous tweets.
Following Musk’s decision on Wednesday to permanently ban an account that automatically tracked the travels of his private jet using data that was available to the public, news reporters were abruptly suspended.
On Wednesday, Twitter modified its policies to make it illegal to share someone else’s present location without that person’s permission.
A number of the journalists who were fired on Thursday night had been writing about the new rule and Musk’s justification for it, which featured his claims that his family had been the victims of a stalking episode on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
“I have no idea what rules I purportedly broke. I haven’t heard anything from Twitter at all,” journalist Aaron Rupar wrote on his Substack Thursday night.