Twitter bans accounts of Mastodon, journalists that cover banning of Elon Musk flight tracker account

Dec 16, 2022 | Political News

Twitter has suspended the accounts of several reporters from a range of news outlets from CNN to The Washington Post. The reporters all appeared to have covered, in some way, the story about Twitter banning @ElonJet account which was tracking the location of Elon Musk’s private jet.

Aaron Rupar was amongst the first to be banned. Rupar, an independent journalist who had amassed more than 780,000 followers, had his account banned within a day after the flight tracker account was banned.

The range of suspensions followed Twitter’s shutdown of the account of social media rival Mastodon after its @joinmastodon account linked to an account on its platform that still tracks the location of Elon Musk’s private jet.