On Thursday evening, Twitter CEO Elon Musk suspended the accounts of several left-wing reporters from major outlets including CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times. The reporters were suspended for sharing Musk’s exact location.
The suspended accounts included propagandist and Aaron Rupar, CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan, New York Times reporter Ryan Mac, Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell, The Intercept journalist Micah Lee, and radical leftist Keith Olbermann.
Editor-in-chief of Pirate Wires Mike Solana, wrote on Twitter: “So far, I’ve been able to confirm about half the accounts suspended posted links to the jet tracker thing in violation of the new doxxing policy. Unclear just yet about the rest, but I think it’s safe to say the rule is for real.”
Musk replied to Solana’s tweet: “Same doxxing rules apply to ‘journalists’ as to everyone else.”
“They posted my exact real-time location, basically assassination coordinates, in (obvious) direct violation of Twitter terms of service,” Musk added.
They posted my exact real-time location, basically assassination coordinates, in (obvious) direct violation of Twitter terms of service
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 16, 2022
“Criticizing me all day long is totally fine, but doxxing my real-time location and endangering my family is not,” Musk added.
Musk later clarified that the accounts would only be suspended for 7 days noting that a little time off of Twitter would be good for everyone.
Musk’s crackdown on doxxing came after his toddler son was stalked and harassed by a man who thought the car carrying his son was carrying Musk.
“Any account doxxing real-time location info of anyone will be suspended, as it is a physical safety violation,” Musk said. “This includes posting links to sites with real-time location info. Posting locations someone traveled to on a slightly delayed basis isn’t a safety problem, so is ok.”
“Last night, car carrying lil X in LA was followed by crazy stalker (thinking it was me), who later blocked car from moving & climbed onto hood,” Musk added. “Legal action is being taken against Sweeney & organizations who supported harm to my family.”
Anyone recognize this person or car? pic.twitter.com/2U0Eyx7iwl
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 15, 2022
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