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Twitter press suspensions become media flashpoint

Posted on AllSides December 16th, 2022
From The Left
Free Speech, Online Censorship, Twitter, Journalists, Elon Musk, Doxxing
Aïda Amer/Axios

The suspension of several journalists on Twitter Thursday immediately set off a firestorm, with mainstream press crying foul over what they perceived as an attempt by Elon Musk to silence his critics and right-wing voices arguing that the liberal media finally got a taste of its own medicine.

Why it matters: Musk has said repeatedly that he stands for free speech, but the inconsistency of his content moderation decisions has begun to alienate traditional media outlets.

What they're saying: "The suspension of (Washington Post reporter) Drew Harwell's Twitter account directly undermines Elon Musk's claim...

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