Twitter banned Kathy Griffin for imitating Elon Musk; she can get her account back for $8
After taking over Twitter, Elon Musk has received a wide range of criticism and threats, prompting him to begin suspending user accounts. Kathy Griffin, a comedian, has more than 2 million followers on one of them.
Griffin used the name “Elon Musk” on her verified account, which the firm took to be a breach of its policy against impersonation. She was suspended for using Musk’s name, even though she used the handle @kathygrififn.
Musk said on Sunday that he would be permanently suspending any Twitter user who impersonated him without using the word “parody” in their bio.
As we extend out widespread verification, we will no longer offer a warning before suspending accounts. As a requirement for joining Twitter Blue, this will be prominently shown.
“Any name change at all will cause temporary loss of the verification flag,” he noted.
Several tweets from Musk were clearly meant towards Griffin. She was truly suspended for impersonating a comic, he taunted in the initial post, before adding, “But if she really wants her account back, she can have it. For $8.”
Griffin used her mothers account to reply on twitter
“I apologize in advance for all the comments you’re going to have to read about how ugly I am and you’ll probably get kicked out too. Oh, by the way, I’m KG. I’m tweeting from my dead mother’s account. She wouldn’t mind. #FreeKathy.”