Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter had on Thursday, December 15 suspended the accounts of notable journalists from top media organizations in the implementation of his earlier announced rules on “doxxing”.
Journalists whose accounts had been suspended were: New York Times reporter, Ryan Mac, Washington Post journalist, Drew Harwell, CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, Mashable reporter, Matt Binder, The Intercept journalist, Micah Lee, and Steve Herman of Voice of America.
Independent journalist accounts weren’t spared as the personal accounts of independent journalists like Aaron Rupar, Tony Webster, and Keith Olbermann were also suspended.
The account of a social media company called Mastodon, known to be an alternative to Twitter, was also suspended yesterday.
At the time of this report, the social media company had not expressly stated what the suspensions had in common as each user’s Twitter page was suspended for allegedly violating the rules of Twitter.