CNN Sends Empty Threats To Twitter Over Suspension Controversy

Following the suspension of one of its reporters, CNN said it would "reevaluate" its relationship with Twitter.

This statement was issued after CNN's Donie O'Sullivan was suspended, along with other members of the media, due to a crackdown on individuals who monitor the locations of private jets, such as one owned by Elon Musk.

According to CNN, the suspension of multiple journalists, including CNN's Donie O'Sullivan, is not surprising. In a statement, the network's communications team said that it was concerned about the situation.

The statement stated that the increasing volatility and instability of Twitter have been a concern for the company. CNN has asked the platform for an explanation. The network will then "reevaluate" its relationship with Twitter.

Several journalists who cover Musk, including those from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Intercept, were also suspended on Thursday.

As of press time, Twitter has not commented on the specific accounts that were suspended. However, in an interview with The Verge, Ella Irwin, the company's head of safety and trust, confirmed that it would take action against accounts that violate its privacy policies.

In a series of tweets, Musk said that those who were doxxing would be suspended for seven days. He also noted that the same rules apply to journalists as to everyone else. In one of his tweets, he noted that the individuals who doxxed him posted his exact location and assassination coordinates.

Twitter updated its policy on private information on Wednesday. It also suspended an account that used flight data to monitor the location of Musk's private jet. In a statement, Musk said that a "stalking" individual attacked a car in Los Angeles while transporting one of his children.

According to the Washington Post, Donie O'Sullivan was suspended after he posted a tweet about Musk's claim.

In response to the controversy, Musk said that he was fine with criticism on a daily basis, but doxxing his location and endangering his family are not.

In October, Musk completed his acquisition of Twitter. He then released details about the company's internal discussions. Among the major decisions that were discussed were the removal of certain posts and accounts.

In November, CBS News said that it was temporarily pausing its activity on Twitter due to the situation. However, it then resumed its posting a couple of days later.

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