Elon Musk is hitting journalists who make a living reporting on the billionaire where he can … silencing their Twitter accounts.
The new owner of the bird app is suspending Twitter accounts for reporters from major news outlets like The New York Times, Washington Post and CNN … plus independent journos and folks who report for Mashable and The Intercept.
Among those losing their ability to tweet about Elon … Donie O’Sullivan from CNN, Drew Harwell from WaPo, Matt Binder from Mashable, Ryan Mac from NYT, Micah Lee from The Intercept, plus Keith Olbermann and Aaron Rupar.
Lots of folks getting the boot have been writing and tweeting critically about Elon … but the fact is Musk owns Twitter so he can do what he wants with his private company.
Of course, Elon’s claimed he’s a champion of free speech … and some folks say that’s just not jiving with suspensions for reporters.
Here’s what some of those banned reporters are seeing when they try to log in to their Twitter accounts … a message telling them their account is permanently suspended for violating Twitter rules.
Elon’s been changing Twitter terms of service on the fly … and it’s unclear what rules the journalists supposedly violated to earn a suspension.
It appears more accounts are being suspended.