CNN Threatens to ‘Reevaluate Relationship’ with Twitter after Elon Musk Suspends Reporter

CNN has issued a statement threatening to “reevaluate our relationship” with Twitter after the social media company’s new boss Elon Musk suspended the account of one of the outlet’s leftist reporters.

The statement, from CNN Communications, demands “an explanation” for the suspension of Donie O’Sullivan’s account.

However, Musk has been very vocal about the rationale behind the decision.

CNN’s O’Sullivan was suspended, along with other leftist members of the corporate media, amid a crackdown on those who track people’s locations and post the information on Twitter.

Twitter announced earlier this week that it had updated its policies to include a ban on “doxxing” the locations of people.

Since before he took over Twitter in October, Musk has long stated that posting people’s locations against their will creates a security risk.

The new Twitter boss previously revealed that he’s had to increase his personal security since buying the social media company due to the increased threats he now receives.

Several leftist reporters and activists have been posting Musk’s locations on Twitter, and despite his frustrations, he had resisted banning them, until this week.

“The impulsive and unjustified suspension of a number of reporters, including CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, is concerning but not surprising,” CNN’s communications team said in a statement.

“Twitter’s increasing instability and volatility should be of incredible concern for everyone who uses the platform,” the statement adds.

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“We have asked Twitter for an explanation, and we will reevaluate our relationship based on that response.”

Other reporters were also suspended on Thursday, including reporters from The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Intercept.

Twitter has yet to comment on any specific accounts, but the left-wing reporters appear to have been abusing the new “doxxing” policy.

“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,” Ella Irwin, Twitter’s head of trust and safety, told The Verge.

Musk tweeted that those who have engaged in doxxing receive a seven-day suspension.

“Same doxxing rules apply to ‘journalists’ as to everyone else,” he said in one tweet.

“They posted my exact real-time location, basically assassination coordinates, in (obvious) direct violation of Twitter terms of service,” he added in another.

On Wednesday, Twitter updated its private information policy and suspended an account that used publicly available flight data to track Musk’s plane.

As Slay News reported, Musk said in a tweet that a “crazy stalker” attacked a car in Los Angeles carrying one of his young children.

O’Sullivan was suspended after posting a tweet about this claim, according to screenshots reported by The Washington Post.

“Criticizing me all day long is totally fine, but doxxing my real-time location and endangering my family is not,” Musk tweeted Thursday.

Musk has provoked outrage from the Left by releasing the “Twitter Files.”

The files expose internal discussions about major decisions within Twitter before his takeover.

Those discussions include efforts to censor Americans by suppressing certain accounts and posts.

In November, CBS News said it was pausing its activity on the platform “out of an abundance of caution,” only to resume posting a couple of days later.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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