Numerous left wing corporate journalists were left seething among themselves in a Twitter “Space” last night after African American billionaire Twitter CEO Elon Musk briefly chimed in to remind them why they were banned from the big tech platform for “doxxing” his real-time location data.
Valiant News reported previously that Musk presided over the account suspensions of many prominent liberal activists and “reporters” from CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.
The liberals, including CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan, Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell, New York Times reporter Ryan Mac, and leftist internet personality Aaron Rupar, allegedly “doxxed” Musk by posting his real-time location data in “direct violation” of Twitter’s terms of service.
The suspensions resulted in several liberal journalists complaining on the site, prompting Musk to join a Twitter “Space” hosted by Buzzfeed’s Katie Notopoulos to inform them that they are not worthy of any “special treatment,” reminding them that the suspensions occured due to violations of Twitter’s terms of service.
“You’re not special because you’re a journalist,” Musk told the left wing group. “You’re a citizen. So, no special treatment. If you dox, you get suspended. End of story.”
Notopoulos attempted to jump to the defense of Harwell, claiming that the corporate journalists’ doxxing of Musks location information amounts to “pretty normal journalistic endeavors.”
“You show a link to the real-time information? Ban evasion. Obviously,” Musk sternly informed the Buzzfeed writer.
As Notopoulos was left stuttering, she passed the proverbial microphone to Harwell, who attempted to push back on Musk’s claim that he doxxed real-time location data.
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“You’re suggesting that we shared your address, which is not true, and you’re suggesting that we’re posting–I never posted your address,” Harrell claimed.
“You posted a link to the address,” Musk quickly retorted.
“We posted a link–In the course of reporting on Elon Jet, we posted links to Elon Jet, which are now not online and now banned on Twitter. And Twitter also of course marks even the Instagram and Mastadon accounts of Elon Jet as harmful, using, you know, we have to admit, acknowledge, using the exact same link blocking technique that you have criticized as part of the Hunter Biden-New York Post story in 2020, so what is different?” Harrell asked.
“You dox, you get suspended. End of story. That’s it,” Musk said refusing to elaborate further, before promptly leaving the journalists to complain among themselves.
“I think Elon has left, uh, has left,” Notopoulos said upon realizing that Musk left the “space” before addressing another one of her complaints.
“That’s, uh, unfortunate,” Harwell concurred. “I don’t want to browbeat him. Um, and, you know, this is reporting, right? There is value to reporting where people go, you know?”
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This news and commentary by Andrew White originally appeared on Valiant News.