Twitter on Thursday suspended the accounts of journalists who cover the social media platform and its new owner Elon Musk, including reporters who work for The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and other publications.
The company has not explained why it took down the accounts and made their previous profiles and tweets disappear.
The sudden suspension of reporters followed Musk’s decision on Wednesday to permanently ban an account that automatically tracked his private jet’s flights using publicly available data.
Twitter also changed its rules on Wednesday to prohibit sharing someone else’s current location without their consent.
Several of the reporters suspended Thursday night had been writing about this new policy and Musk’s justification for imposing it, which involved his allegations of a harassment incident involving his family Tuesday night in Los Angeles .
“Same doxxing rules apply to ‘journalists’ as everyone else,” Musk tweeted Thursday.
“Doxxing” refers to revealing someone’s identity, address, or other personal information online.
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