"No crime reports have been filed yet" - CNN's Donie O'Sullivan gets suspended on Twitter after fact checking LAPD statement on alleged Musk incident involving his son, Lil X KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt


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Thursday, December 15, 2022

"No crime reports have been filed yet" - CNN's Donie O'Sullivan gets suspended on Twitter after fact checking LAPD statement on alleged Musk incident involving his son, Lil X

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that CNN's Donie O'Sullivan gets suspended on Twitter after fact checking LAPD statement on alleged Musk incident involving his son, Lil X. 

Donie O'Sullivan wrote on Twitter: LAPD statement on alleged Musk incident:
"LAPD's Threat Management Unit (TMU) is aware of the situation and tweet by Elon Musk and is in contact with his representatives and security team. No crime reports have been filed yet."

Elon Musk is suspending the Twitter accounts of some journalists who cover Twitter. Among them are members of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN. Anderson Cooper speaks with CNN's Donie O'Sullivan, a reporter who covered the controversial suspension of a different account, who just had his account suspended this evening.

A couple of hours after the suspensions came down, Twitter CEO Elon Musk claimed the accounts in question had engaged in “doxxing,” which at its core is releasing private information about another person, which violates Twitter’s terms of service.

“Same doxxing rules apply to ‘journalists’ as to everyone else,” he said in reply to a tweet claiming that “about half” of the accounts linked to a tracker on another website that follows the movements of Musk’s private jet. That tracker uses publicly available information.

In a subsequent tweet, Musk claimed the suspended accounts posted his “exact real-time location,” and suggested they endangered his life.

“They posted my exact real-time location, basically assassination coordinates, in (obvious) direct violation of Twitter terms of service,” he wrote.

In response, CNN’s Oliver Darcy tweeted, “This is not what those journalists did.”

Musk then tweeted that “doxxing” carries a seven-day suspension, suggesting the punishments aren’t permanent after all.

On Wednesday, Twitter banned an account that posted the movements of his private jet after Musk said in November he would not. The platform also banned the 20-year-old who runs the account. Musk even went so far as to threaten legal action against the man, who said he has not received any legal notice from the billionaire.

Musk claimed the account was endangering his family. He claimed a man “stalked” a car in which is young child was traveling in Los Angeles. The CEO posted a video of the man, who he said climbed onto the hood of the car. The video shows the man in his car, filming the person filming him. It also shows the man’s license plate. Musk asked his followers if anyone recognized the man.

However, the Los Angeles Police Department said it has no record of a report of any such incident being filed.

At least some of the suspended accounts reportedly relayed the fact that the LAPD said no report had been filed.

Rupar, who made Mediaite’s list of the Most Influential in News Media for 2022 published on Thursday, said he does not know why his account was suspended.

“I have absolutely no information at all,” he told Mediaite on Thursday night. “All it says is that my account is suspended. I haven’t been given a reason, explanation, or been looped in about any possible duration.”

O’Sullivan, a disinformation beat reporter for CNN, also made Mediaite’s list.

Later, it was reported Rupar’s account was permanently suspended.

“I didn’t post anything remotely controversial today or anytime recently, nor have I posted anything that violated the rules as I understand them,” Rupar told Mediaite when asked if he could think of any reason why his account might have been suspended.

Ben Collins of NBC news reported that Twitter also suspended Mashable’s Matt Binder and First Look Media’s Micah Flee.

Meanwhile, Twitter suspended Olbermann’s account shortly after he criticized the suspensions.

The suspensions come weeks after Musk officially bought Twitter and became CEO. Musk, who promised to make Twitter a haven for “free speech,” had complained the platform had become overly censorious – particularly in its handling of accounts belonging to conservatives. He has since restored several accounts that had been permanently suspended under the old regime, including that of Donald Trump, who has so far declined to use the platform again.

Among those suspended were former MSNBC and ESPN host Keith Olbermann, and CNN correspondent Donie O’Sullivan. Other journalists suspended on Thursday included New York Times reporter Ryan Mac, Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell, Matt Binder of Mashable, and freelance journalist Aaron Rupar.

It is not immediately clear why Twitter, now owned by billionaire Elon Musk, suspended them, though some all of the journalists covered and have been in some cases critical of Musk. Olbermann, shortly before being suspended, tweeted a link to a Mastadon Social account that tracked Musk’s private jet (the Elon Musk jet account had been active on Twitter, until Musk changed the terms of service earlier this week to ban accounts that share real-time location information about private individuals).

“Same doxxing rules apply to ‘journalists’ as to everyone else,” Musk tweeted Thursday in response to a tweet about the suspensions.

Musk, who acquired Twitter in October, had justified his purchase based on the idea that he would return “free speech” to Twitter, and had handed over internal Twitter correspondence about Jan. 6 the banning of former President Trump to journalists like Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss, who reported on them to shine light on the internal deliberations at the company during those decisions.Yaya Mayweather 

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