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Musk faces growing anger over Twitter ban of journalists

By Bernhard Warner

16 Dec 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

The NYT describes the growing backlash against Elon Musk on both sides of the Atlantic, with Twitter facing legal consequences and loss of advertising for suspending journalists without warning.

Elon Musk faced a growing backlash Friday from lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic, with threats of fines and sanctions, after Twitter suspended the accounts of at least eight journalists Thursday without warning.

The suspended accounts included those belonging to Ryan Mac of The New York Times, Donie O’Sullivan of CNN and Drew Harwell of The Washington Post. It was unclear what the suspensions had in common.

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