Twitter Under Free Speech Warrior Elon Musk Suspends Accounts of Several Journalists

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Twitter suspended the accounts of several journalists without publicly specifying why, the latest instance of the platform making content or user decisions under Elon Musk without much transparency. The accounts belonged to journalists from publications including CNN, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Mashable. Representatives for the outlets said they didn’t receive any explanation of why the accounts were suspended. Twitter also suspended the official account of Mastodon, a competing social-media platform that has gained prominence in recent months, also without explanation. Musk has said that he intends to make the platform a bastion of free speech, with transparent rules governing any content decisions.

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