December 14, 2022 – 8:07 PM
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Twitter permanently banned it @employee A popular bot account is called that follows the plane of the company’s president, Elon Musk. A few days ago, the account holder accused Twitter of being banned from the shadows, that is, access to his posts was restricted without notifying him. Gizmodo writes.
The account’s operator, Jack Sweeney, said he was told by an unnamed Twitter employee that @ElonJet’s visibility has been restricted as of December 2. This all happened four weeks after Elon Musk wrote in a memorable post that he wouldn’t even ban @ElonJet:
“My commitment to freedom of expression extends even to not banning an account that follows my device, even if it poses an immediate security risk to me.”
Musk tweeted on November 6. By the Monday after Shadban, Twitter seemed to be stepping back and re-sighting @ElonJet. However, the company changed its mind and took a more drastic step by Wednesday morning:
ElonJet account suspended.
The comment sounds funnier in Musk’s original post, where he wrote that he wouldn’t be suspending the account, because it now says “account suspended”:
In case you missed the @ElonJet story, here it is in a nutshell:
“Friendly thinker. Wannabe social media geek. Extreme student. Total troublemaker. Web evangelist. Tv advocate.”