Elon Musk Suspends Washington Post reporter Taylor Lorenz From Twitter

The Washington Post’s technology culture writer Taylor Lorenz has been permanently suspended from Twitter amid the company’s owner Elon Musk’s ongoing purge of journalists from the platform.   

Her removal from Twitter comes just after the tech giant announced new policies on doxing, something that Lorenz has been accused of in the past. 

Shortly after Lorenz’s suspension was confirmed, the former New York Times journalist posted a video to TikTok where she could be seen in a formal dress, smiling ear-to-ear, confirming to the world that she was banned. 

@taylorlorenz What happened to FREE SPEECH??!!! #elonmusk #twitter #tech #technews #musk #technology #journalist #news ♬ My Heart Will Go On (Titanic) – Maliheh Saeedi & Faraz Taali

Lorenz, who says in the clip that she’s with the Times Ryan Mac, who was also suspended, uses the opportunity to promote her other social media handles and proclaims that she did not violate any Twitter rules. 

The reporter adds that hours before her suspension, she had reached out to Musk for comment on a story. 

According to the landing page on Lorenz’s Twitter account, her account was suspended for ‘violating the Twitter rules’ but the disclaimer does not offer any specific information. 

The new move comes just after Musk reinstated the account of several journalistswho he had banned for allegedly doxing the movements of his private jet. 

Following her suspension, Lorenz also wrote a blog on her Substack page in which she said that she was unable to log in to her account shortly after reaching out to Twitter owner Elon Musk for comment on a story. 

Lorenz said: ‘I only had three tweets live on my account when it was banned. Two were promoting my social media profiles on other platforms and one was the tweet below where I asked Musk for comment.’

She had written to Musk: ‘Hi Elon, Drew Harwell and I send you a couple emails about this. We’ve learned some information that we’d like to share and discuss with you. We’re taking this very seriously and want to ensure this is pursued the right way thanks.’

At the time of writing, Harwell’s account remains active. 

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This post was originally published at The Daily Mail Source

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