It was unclear if the suspension was a direct consequence of her snarky remarks about the billionaire Musk, but Musk warned that accounts that were impersonators with no “parody” label would be removed.
The Twitter account of Kathy Griffin, a comedian, was suspended on Sunday on the same day that she changed the name of her account change to “Elon Musk” and mocked Musk’s new CEO.
It was unclear if the suspension was for a long time or as a direct consequence of her joke. The suspension came at the same time that Musk revealed that accounts that impersonate famous people, as well as other famous people, would be banned until they’re labeled “parodies.”
Twitter’s policy on privacy has always been against impersonation, however, the current move is a first.
Musk is believed to be the primary recipient of his policy which could go against his claim of being a “free speech absolutist.” Examples of being banned for impersonating other people who do not have been subject to the “parody” label were few.
There’s a Facebook user whose page impersonated the right-wing provocation Andy Ngo, who appealed to Musk personally to act, and another whose page was impersonating actor Keanu Reeves in order to attack Musk’s “parody” policy.
In the last few days, there was a flurry of Twitter users who altered their pages’ names to those of his and issued statements aimed to criticize his libertarian views and his time at the site, which he took advantage of by arranging an investment of $44 billion.
Griffin utilized the account “Elon Musk” account Sunday to encourage Americans to cast their ballots for Democrats during the midterm elections on Tuesday, to protect the right to abortion.
“I’ve decided that voting blue for their choice is only right,” she wrote in Musk.