Twitter bans Taylor Lorenz of The Washington Post for questioning Elon Musk
Journalist Taylor Lorenz of The Washington Post was the most recent victim of CEO Elon Musk’s flood of suspensions.
Lorenz claimed that she and Post technology reporter Drew Harwell were conducting Musk research for a story. Earlier in the week, she had tried to contact the business tycoon, but her messages were ignored. On Saturday, she tried again by requesting an interview via Twitter and tagging Musk. There was no context provided in the tweet.
When Lorenz checked Twitter later that day to see if there had been any feedback, she was met with the message that her account had been “permanently suspended.”
Lorenz told The Associated Press over the phone first thing Sunday morning, “I won’t say I didn’t anticipate it.” The reason for the prohibition, she claimed, was never explained to her.
In the past week, Twitter has suspended the accounts of a number of journalists who cover Twitter and Elon Musk for publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Voice of America, and others. Thankfully, after Musk’s online survey, many of the lost accounts were reclaimed.
Over the past week, Twitter has banned the accounts of a number of journalists who cover Elon Musk and the social media platform for various publications, including those from The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Voice of America, and others. In response to Musk’s online survey, many of these accounts were reclaimed.
“Again, the suspension occurred with no warning, process or explanation — this time as our reporter merely sought comment from Musk for a story,” Buzbee explained . “Post journalists should be reinstated immediately, without arbitrary conditions.“