The Twitter account of Washington Post tech journalist Taylor Lorenz was suspended Saturday after Lorenz reported that she had requested Twitter CEO Elon Musk for a remark a couple of story she was engaged on.
“Earlier tonight, Elon Musk suspended my Twitter account,” she wrote on her Substack late Saturday. “I received zero communication from the company on why I was suspended or what terms I violated.”
Lorenz mentioned she and colleague Drew Harwell had reached out a number of instances to Musk about their story by way of electronic mail. When he didn’t reply, Lorenz mentioned they despatched the next tweet:
Lorenz didn’t reveal what the story was about. But her tweet gave the impression to be in response to a criticism by Musk that he was being “doxxed” — his location revealed — by way of a flight monitoring website.
Lorenz referred to as Musk’s motion “super crazy. Elon seems to banning anyone who disagrees with him,” Lorenz mentioned in a video she shared on TikTook Saturday.
There has been no remark from Musk or Twitter in regards to the motion in opposition to Lorenz.
The suspension of Lorenz’s account follows an enormous controversy after Musk on Thursday instantly suspended a number of distinguished tech journalists from main media together with CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post.
He claimed he was being doxxed when a few of them posted hyperlinks to the location that tracks his flights. He allowed a number of of the journalists again on Twitter Friday.
After these a number of suspensions, a spokesperson for the United Nations on Friday referred to as Musk’s “arbitrary” silencing of journalists “very disturbing,” which set a “dangerous precedent” at no cost speech. European leaders warned that Musk’s actions ran afoul of EU protections at no cost speech.
Musk till just lately had insisted he was a “free speech absolutist.”
Journalists and others had been outraged by Musk’s crackdown on Lorenz.