Dec 16, 2022

Twitter bans some journalists who cover Elon Musk

Twitter accounts belonging to several prominent journalists covering the company's owner, Elon Musk, have had their accounts abruptly suspended. A Twitter spokeswoman told tech website The Verge that the ban was related to the live sharing of location data. The list of banned journalists also includes The Intercept's Micha Lee, Mashable's Matt Binder, and independent journalists Aaron Rupar, and Tony Webster. Twitter's head of trust and safety, Ella Irwin, told The Verge that bans are related to a new rule introduced on Wednesday that prohibits "Live location information, including information shared on Twitter directly or links to 3rd-party URL(s) of travel routes." "We don't make exceptions to this policy for journalists or any other accounts."

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