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Elon Musk’s war on journalists marched on this weekend Washington Post Reporter Taylor Lorenz has been suspended from Twitter after she asked the erratic billionaire to comment on a story.

“When I went to log in to see if he had responded to our survey, I was suspended. I have received zero communication from the company about why I was suspended or what terms I violated,” Lorenz wrote on his Substack.

Musk said Sunday morning that Lorenz had been suspended “for doxing with this account in the past” and that it would be removed “soon.”

The suspension came after Musk axed and then reinstated the accounts of several other prominent journalists who had linked to the @elonjet account run by a college kid tracking the movements of his private jet.

It also followed a recent complaint against Musk by influencer Ariadna Jacobs, who was the subject of a critical article by Lorenz, and who later sued the reporter for defamation.

Jacobs claimed that Lorenz cheated on him in an article that appeared in the article The New York Times when he worked there. In Lorenz’s story, he contacted Zillow Public Listing, an influencer partnership house.

“Such disgraceful behavior will no longer be tolerated,” Musk tweeted on Friday, a day before Twitter fired Lorenz.

Lorenz’s suspension, with a vague explanation of his alleged offense, has been the subject of previous bans on journalists.

For example, Twitter banned some journalists who simply linked to @elonjet’s new account on social media competitor Mastodon, which was also briefly banned from Twitter.

“Twitter has served as a real-time news source and has played a critical role in the world of journalism,” Lorenz wrote, “but Musk’s arbitrary suspensions of journalists who report on him should be troubling to those who value journalism and free expression.” “.



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