Elon Musk Is Still Silencing the Journalists He Banned From Twitter - 2022-12-20

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F0.png Elon Musk Is Still Silencing the Journalists He Banned From Twitter December 20, 2022, Micah Lee, The Intercept

I've been writing critically about billionaire Elon Musk since he took over Twitter — particularly about his "free speech" hypocrisy and his censorship of left-wing accounts. This must have angered him. Last week, he suspended me and eight other journalists from Twitter.

We had all pointed out that Musk censored a Twitter account, @ElonJet, which used public data to post the location of his private jet, but that @ElonJet had moved to rival social networks, like Mastodon, that didn't censor the account. Musk accused us of "doxxing" him by posting "assassination coordinates" and then tried to blame his outburst on an alleged stalking incident that had nothing to do with the @ElonJet account.

My suspension lasted just a few days before my account was reinstated. When people visit my Twitter profile, it no longer says "account suspended," and it looks as if I'm back on the platform. Friends and strangers alike have reached out to me saying it's good to see that I'm back on Twitter. It's an illusion.

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{{cite news | first = Micah | last = Lee | title = Elon Musk Is Still Silencing the Journalists He Banned From Twitter | url = https://theintercept.com/2022/12/20/elon-musk-twitter-banned-journalists/ | work = The Intercept | date = December 20, 2022 | accessdate = January 6, 2023 }}