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Twitter’s suspension of Irish journalist a ‘worrying development’, says NUJ

Posted on AllSides December 16th, 2022
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Elon Musk’s decision to suspend the Twitter accounts of US-based journalists, among them Irish CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan, is a “worrying development”, the general secretary of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has said. The social media giant could also face EU sanctions under the Digital Services Act, the European commissioner for values and transparency has warned.

Late on Thursday, reporters from publications including the Washington Post, the New York Times, Mashable and CNN were listed as blocked and their tweets were no longer visible. Mr Musk said the suspended profiles, including...

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