Twitter owner Elon Musk Confirmed that Washington Post tech columnist Taylor Lorenz’s Twitter account has been suspended for “prior doxxing.” Musk added in his Sunday morning tweet that the suspension was temporary and “will be lifted shortly.”
The ban didn’t last long. Lorenz’s Twitter account was early Sunday afternoon active again.
Of course, she wasn’t thrilled on Saturday night.
Lorenz wrote on a substack post captioned “Elon Musk banned me from Twitter” that the social media platform’s new CEO has “suspended” her Twitter account.
She added that her “colleague, Drew Harwell, who was also suspended, and I were working on a story with Musk and were hoping for some comment from him. We’ve tried to email him multiple times over the past few days.” Lorenz noted that at 8:30 p.m. EST she tried to “reach out to Musk on Twitter for a comment” in a post in which she promised: “We take this very seriously and want to make sure this is being followed up in the right way.”
Lorenz said when she logged in to see if Musk had responded, she was told that she “was suspended. I have not received any communication from the company as to why I was suspended or what terms I violated.”
More from Lorenz:
“I’ve been on Twitter since 2010 and have maintained a Twitter account for major media brands including Verizon, WordPress, The Daily Mail, People magazine, The Hill and dozens more. Never in my 13-year social media career have I received a single violation of the Terms of Service or Community Guidelines for my personal account or any other account I operate.
“Twitter has served as a major real-time news source and played a pivotal role in the world of journalism, but Musk’s arbitrary suspension of journalists covering him should worry anyone who values journalism and free speech.”
Lorenz also posted a video about her plight – while dressing up in a sparkly outfit and seemingly forcing a smile:
variety reported that Lorenz tweeted from an alternative Twitter account, @nodreamsoflabor, before that was also banned.
What is the background?
Lorenz made national headlines in April after being accused of cheating on the creator of Libs of TikTok:
Additionally, earlier that same month, Lorenz cried tears on camera and claimed she had endured online harassment:
How are people reacting?
All in all, it’s not surprising that numerous people have said that Lorenz’s suspension from Twitter suits her:
- “Taylor Lorenz finally got suspended for all the horrible things she did,” said journalist Tim Pool said.
- “Elon Musk suspended Taylor Lorenz because she literally got people to give her her address so she could screw them,” said Matt Wallace, CEO of DXM. said. “Fully justified!”
- Journalist Pedro Gonzalez wrote“Taylor Lorenz spends her time scamming people, spends her days lying about people, spends her time crying ugly on TV that she’s the victim… I’m *glad* her account got banned , and you should be too .”
- and: “On behalf of all of us here at the Louder with Crowder Dot Com website, we wish Taylor Lorenz the very best in her future endeavors.”
However, commentator Stephen L. Miller does turned in a slightly different direction: “She was one of the leading advocates for cross-platform banning and censorship of people from social media. Also, Taylor Lorenz shouldn’t have been suspended from Twitter.”
Musk on Thursday suspended a number of journalists — along with left-wing commentator Keith Olbermann — from Twitter for posting through an account that tracked his private flights.
But Musk soon announced — after conducting a poll into their fate — that he would reinstate the suspended journalists’ accounts: “People have spoken.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/elon-musk-suspends-taylor-lorenzs-twitter-account-for-prior-doxxing-less-than-a-day-later-its-back-up-critics-say-suspension-serves-her-right Elon Musk Suspends Taylor Lorenz’s Twitter Account For ‘Prior Doxxing’; less than a day later it’s back. Critics say the suspension does her justice.