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Twitter suspends Kathy Griffin’s account for impersonating Elon Musk

Twitter suspends Kathy Griffin's account for impersonating Elon Musk

Kathy Griffin It was the latest victim of Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter as the comedian’s account was suspended on Sunday.

Griffin, 62, changed her profile name to Musk, and it appeared that she was immediately banned from the social networking site.

Although her handle shows her name @kathygriffin, the nickname that appears next to her blue check mark says “Elon Musk” This contradicts the company’s policy against identity theft.

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It appears that Kathy Griffin was suspended from Twitter on Sunday when her account disappeared from the platform. (Getty Images/Getty Images)

The SpaceX founder He noted that he was taking his role in “key tweets” seriously while dealing with fake accounts just weeks after he officially acquired Twitter for $44 billion after months of legal wrangling.

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“From now on, any Twitter dealings with impersonation without ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended,” he wrote on Sunday night.

“Previously, we issued a warning before commenting, but now that we’re rolling out verification extensively, there will be no warning. This will be clearly defined as a requirement to sign up for Twitter Blue.”

Musk launches file $8 monthly subscription Where any Twitter user can easily access the blue check mark icon.


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The simple blue tick was previously used to verify government accounts, prominent personalities, politicians, journalists and other vetted users.

“Any name change whatsoever will result in a temporary loss of the verified check mark,” he added in the thread.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk smiles as he addresses guests at the Offshore Northern Seas 2022 (ONS) meeting in Stavanger, Norway on August 29, 2022. (Karina Johansen/Getty Images)

The reform was designed in an attempt to pay off the company’s debts. Of the approximately 237 million users on Twitter, there are currently less than 450,000 accounts with blue check mark icons.

a class action It was brought against the company by workers who claimed the layoffs violated a federal law requiring 60 days’ notice for employees, also known as the Workers Retraining Notification Amendment Act.

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