CNN is threatening to leave Twitter after Elon Musk suspended several left-wing journalists who shared his live location, putting him and his family at risk.
On Thursday evening, 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.
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.”
Shortly after the suspensions took place, CNN released a statement announcing that they would “reevaluate our relationship based on that response.”
“The impulsive and unjustified suspension of a number of reporters, including CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, is concerning but not surprising. Twitter’s increasing instability and volatility should be of incredible concern for everyone who uses Twitter,” a CNN spokesperson said.
BREAKING: CNN is going to “reevaluate” their “relationship with Twitter” after the suspension of “journalists”.
It’s really something to see corporate media do a complete 180 on Censorship 😂 pic.twitter.com/TUEJyLX5MJ
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) December 16, 2022
A New York Times spokesperson parroted the same message, saying the mass bans were “questionable and unfortunate,” adding: “Neither The Times nor Ryan have received any explanation about why this occurred. We hope that all of the journalists’ accounts are reinstated and that Twitter provides a satisfying explanation for this action.”
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