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Billionaire and Twitter CEO Elon Musk is back in the news for suspending Twitter accounts. This time, the accounts of multiple journalists, who were covering Elon Musk and the suspension of a Twitter account tracking Musk’s private jet, were suspended.

The accounts of Washington Post’s Drew Harwell, New York Times’ Ryan Mac, CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, The Intercept’s Micha Lee, Mashable’s Matt Binder, independent journalists Tony Webster and Aaron Rupar and sports commentator Keith Olbermann were all suspended.

According to the Washington Post, the suspensions started on Thursday night around 7:30 p.m. Initially there was no explanation according to those whose accounts were taken down as to why. Musk eventually responded on Twitter to those questioning his move to delete the accounts.

Doxing is the act of putting someone’s private or identifying information, like a home address, online in a malicious manner. Musk also echoed the sentiment of an account @WallStreetSilv, that called out journalists for doxing.

It was also reported that Musk spoke out during a Twitter Space audio discussion, hosted by BuzzFeed reporter Katie Notopoulos shortly after the suspensions took place. He reiterated his tweet saying “You doxx, you get suspended. End of story. That's it.” He then explained Twitter’s latest policies and abruptly exited the conversation after being on for a few minutes.

Shortly after the conversation took place, Twitter Spaces was disabled for unknown reasons.

Musk is facing heat from several directions as he again seemingly goes against his promise of free speech being upheld on Twitter.

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