ollowing Musk's decision on Wednesday to permanently suspend an account that tracked his private jet's flights, journalists from the New York Times, Washington Post, and CNN, among many others, were barred from reporting. Tweets from the account @elonjet, which tracks the billionaire's air travel and has over 526,000 followers, were no longer present on Wednesday.

Owner Jack Sweeney told the Associated Press that when he logged in, he was greeted with a message stating that his account had been permanently suspended due to rule violations.

Musk assured the community that the account would not be suspended after acquiring the company in late October. "My commitment to free speech extends even to not prohibiting the account following my plane," Musk tweeted in early November.

On the other hand, Twitter changed its platform rules on Wednesday to make it illegal to share a person's current location data without their consent. Several of the reporters whose user accounts have now been interrupted were accused of violating the new policy.

Musk explained the suspensions in a Twitter Space by saying that the rules on doxxing - disclosing someone's personal information without their consent, such as phone numbers, addresses, and so on - would apply to everyone, including journalists.

"Criticizing me all day is totally fine," Musk wrote on Twitter, "but doxxing my real-time location and endangering my family is not."

Musk's decision was precipitated by an incident in which his son X's car was followed in "LA by a crazy stalker who assumed it was me," Musk said. The stalker had stopped X's car and climbed onto the hood.

The Twitter CEO concluded his argument by stating that accounts involved in doxxing face a temporary 7-day suspension.

The cryptocurrency community reports problems

Elon Musk is mostly supported by Crypto-Twitter (CT). Doxxing can be a major issue for cryptocurrency holders, according to Mario Nawfal, who recently hosted a Twitter Space with Musk.

“Doxxing is extremely dangerous in crypto, with numerous reports of kidnappings of well-known crypto figures for the purpose of obtaining private keys. As a victim of doxxing myself last year, I wholeheartedly support this policy.”

Aside from that, individual cryptocurrency accounts are currently reporting issues. The Twitter account "Autism Capital," which gained fame by publishing leaks and comments from former employees in the context of FTX's collapse, stated that their account had been searched suggestion banned since yesterday. There appears to be no solution as of yet.

@XRPcryptowolf, a popular XRP account, reports that he and other XRP-related accounts are still subject to a shadow ban.

Billy Markus, the creator of Dogecoin, recently reported a shadow ban for some DOGE community accounts. Musk himself addressed the issue within a few hours and resolved it.

Musk and Markus had another Twitter exchange on Wednesday. The Dogecoin creator praised Twitter's advancements, to which Musk replied, "Yay! ”

“I just wanted to say that I've seen a lot fewer people being pointless antagonistic assholes in a number of popular threads today, so maybe a combination of blocking everybody who liked some really stupid insane twitter posts and something about existing Twitter has improved?”

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Dec 16, 2022
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