Elon Musk’s Latest Shenanigans Sees Him Ban Journalists and Follow Crypto Exchanges on Twitter

Several well-known journalists who follow Elon Musk have had accounts suspended by Twitter, including Ryan Mac of The New York Times, Donie O’Sullivan of CNN, Drew Harwell of The Washington Post, Micha Lee of The Intercept, and Matt Binder of Mashable, Aaron Rupar, and Tony Webster

The results of Musk’s attempts to explain the situation on Twitter this evening and to ask when the journalists should be unbanned from the site, both of which were polls, didn’t exactly go his way. All of the journalists who have been suspended have tweeted lately about Musk’s efforts to impose stricter restrictions on the disclosure of his private jet’s whereabouts. However, users who are unable to post may still participate in a Twitter Spaces live audio conversation. The ElonJet account, Harwell, and Binder were all present in the space where Musk ultimately made an effort to defend himself.

Musk charged the journalists with “ban evasion” throughout that discussion. After Twitter suspended the ElonJet account, its owner created profiles on Facebook and Mastodon. He said that journalists were attempting to circumvent his ban by publishing links to such accounts. 

Twitter’s director of trust and safety, Ella Irwin, referred to a policy change the company announced yesterday that forbade the publication of “live location information, including information shared on Twitter directly or links to 3rd-party URL(s) of travel routes.” (via The Verge)

Without commenting on any specific accounts, I can confirm that we will suspend any accounts that violate our privacy policies and put other users at risk. We don’t make exceptions to this policy for journalists or any other accounts.”

Musk has always objected to the live sharing his private jet’s whereabouts. He even went so far as to make the @ElonJet account manager an offer of money to take the account down at one point. Furthermore, Musk conducted a survey to determine when to lift the embargo on the journalists who tweeted about “ElonJet.” With 43% of the vote, “Now” took first place; “Longer” came in second with 38.1%. Musk replied that there were too many alternatives in the initial poll and that he would conduct a new one. He then published a second survey that would be active for 24 hours.

Elon Musk’s Poll | Image: Twitter

Elon Musk Raises Widespread Speculations by Following a Crypto Exchange Account

A heated speculative activity has been directed at the cryptocurrency exchange OKX as a result of a seeming support from the CEO of Tesla. Elon Musk has recently started to follow OKX’s Twitter account.

For a variety of reasons, this is quite rare. First, Elon Musk successfully obtained $500 million in stock commitments from Binance, a cryptocurrency exchange, for his purchase of Twitter. This investment, however, reportedly wasn’t enough to convince Musk to follow Binance’s Twitter account. Currently, Musk solely follows OKX on Twitter; it is the only cryptocurrency exchange he follows.

Second, Elon Musk recently revealed that he had sold 21.995 million Tesla shares, earning $3.58 billion in the process. Musk, the CEO of Tesla and the temporary CEO of Twitter, is said to be considering the purchase of OKX since the reason for his most recent liquidation spree is now veiled in secret.

Elon Musk has lately been involved in several disputes due to his purchase of Twitter. His journey has been fraught with rumours and controversies from the moment of his arrival and up to this point. How these rumors will affect Elon and Twitter is yet to be seen.

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