Just a few hours after Twitter »completely suspended“Greater than half a dozen reporters from shops resembling CNN, The New York Occasions and The Washington Put up following their reporting on an account linked to Elon Musk, the person himself briefly confirmed up in an area Twitter hosted by BuzzFeed Information tech reporter Katie Notopoulos on Thursday night time.
“Everybody goes to be handled the identical,” Twitter CEO Musk mentioned in protection of the choice to droop journalists. “They don't seem to be particular simply since you're a reporter.”
Shortly after reporters tried to query him additional concerning the suspensions, he fled area.
Earlier within the night, Musk had falsely accused reporters of posting his real-time location, which he referred to as “assassination coordinates.” He mentioned it was a “direct violation of Twitter's Phrases of Service.”
Reporters have been protecting the Twitter story ban @ElonJet, an account that tweeted the situation of Musk's private personal jet utilizing publicly accessible knowledge, then immediately discovered its personal Twitter accounts suspended. On Thursday, Twitter banned the private account of Jack Sweeney, the Florida scholar who ran @ElonJet, in addition to the official account of Mastodona Twitter rival linked to @ElonJet's presence by itself platform.
Musk appeared within the area, titled “#saveryanmac #macpack” (after former BuzzFeed Information reporter and present New York Occasions reporter Ryan Mac, one of many suspended reporters), greater than two hours after the beginning.