Elon Musk’s Twitter journalist purge has begun

Posted on AllSides December 16th, 2022
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Free Speech, Online Censorship, Elon Musk, Twitter, Journalists, Doxxing

Twitter has suspended the accounts of several high-profile journalists, many of whom have been reporting on Elon Musk’s controversial takeover of the company.

So far, the journalists who have been suspended include Donie O’Sullivan from CNN, Drew Harwell of the Washington Post, Ryan Mac of the New York Times, Matt Binder of Mashable, and Micah Lee of The Intercept. The sudden purging seems to contradict Musk’s stated commitment to protecting freedom of speech on Twitter.

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