February 1, 2023
Twitter has suspended a number of verified accounts whose owners have changed their names to “Elon Musk” in a move that pokes fun at the social network’s new owner, AFP reported.

Among the owners of these accounts is actress Kathy Griffin, who has two million followers on Twitter. The actress not only changed her account name to “Elon Musk,” but also replaced her main account image with that of a billionaire.

The head of Tesla, who previously claimed to be “an absolute advocate for freedom of expression,” on Sunday indicated that “accounts that impersonate someone without clearly indicating that their action is related to humor will be banned forever.” In addition, YouTube activist Ethan Klein’s h3h3Productions account was suspended despite the changes made to it being explicitly humorous, according to AFP.

Elon Musk, who is accused of personally interfering with account suspension decisions targeted at him, responded to Kathy Griffin’s account suspension with a tweet in which he sarcastically wrote: “Account has been suspended for impersonating an actress.” Griffin responded using her late mother’s account, writing, “I came back from the dead to ask you to recover Kathy’s account.”

The hashtag #FreeKathy was circulated on Twitter and was used by many activists in their tweets, most notably Star Wars actor Mark Hamill.

Musk’s first decisions after completing his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter were to lay off about half of the platform’s employees and launch a paid subscription service for verified accounts. Under the new plan, users can pay eight dollars a month to receive the network’s famous authentication token, which says the account has been verified.

Musk was previously quoted by Reuters as saying that the mission of the social network is to become the most accurate source of information around the world. This has sparked debate about how to achieve this and who would determine what is accurate. “Twitter must be the most accurate source of information in the world,” Musk said on Sunday. “That’s our mission.”

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