Twitter has suspended some prominent journalists without any warning or explanation.
Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell, The New York Tiopen-sourceac, CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, Mashable’s Matt Binder, and journalist Aaron Rupar have all been slapped with bans on Elon Musk’s newly acquired social media platform.
Before the journalist’s suspension, Twitter had suspended the account belonging to Mastodon, an open source social media alternative that’s built momentum since Elon Musk took over at the company.
Twitter took action against Mastodon after the account linked to the Mastodon page of @ElonJet, a student-made bot that tracks the whereabouts of Musk’s private jet.
While it is not clear if the two situations are connected, at least some of the accounts suspended had shared screenshots and observations about Mastodon’s suspension.