WaPo’s Taylor Lorenz turns to Tiktok, Substack amid Twitter suspension: ‘Banned Twitterland’

WaPo’s Taylor Lorenz turns to Tiktok, Substack amid Twitter suspension: ‘Banned Twitterland’

The Washington Post’s Taylor Lorenz responded to being banned by Twitter on her TikTok pages. She claimed that Musk was suspending anyone who disagrees.

Lorenz was suspended from the social media platform on Saturday. She claimed that she had only three tweets currently live on her account at time of suspension.

“Elon seems to be banning everyone he disagrees,” she stated in a TikTok, confirming that “the rumors” are true. “

Lorenz also stated that she didn’t violate any terms she was aware of prior to promoting her social media accounts and her Substack.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk during a T-Mobile and SpaceX joint event on August 25, 2022 in Boca Chica Beach, Texas. The two companies announced plans to work together to provide T-Mobile cellular service using Starlink satellites. 

SpaceX founder Elon Musk during a T-Mobile and SpaceX joint event on August 25, 2022 in Boca Chica Beach, Texas. Both companies announced plans to collaborate to provide T-Mobile cellular services using Starlink satellites.
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“What happened to FREE SPEECH??!!” Lorenz wrote in her TikTok caption. Lorenz stated that she was at a “local meetingup” with Ryan Mac from The New York Times, who was also banned from the site.

Musk banned many accounts, including CNN correspondent Donie O’Sullivan and Drew Harwell, Washington Post reporter, Micah Lee, Mashable journalist Matt Binder, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, and Aaron Rupar, former Vox journalist.

He polled his followers on whether he should lift the bans and lifted the suspensions on Saturday.

Lorenz stated in another TikTok, that she would be posting exclusively on her Substack during her ban. He also praised the platform for its “deep commitment to freedom of speech and expression.”

Taylor Lorenz and John Green attend VidCon 2019 at Anaheim Convention Center on July 13, 2019, in Anaheim, California. 

Taylor Lorenz and John Green attend VidCon 2019 at Anaheim Convention Center on July 13, 2019, in Anaheim, California.
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Olbermann resorted to tweeting from his dogs’ social media account called “Keith Olbermann’s Dogs,” and posted a video of himself on the account slamming Musk.

” “What friggin’ candy is apartheid Clyde?” Olbermann stated in one of the videos.

Elon Musk attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating

Elon Musk attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022, in New York City.
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Musk defended the suspension of several journalists on Thursday evening and said they were doxxing his real time location. They posted my exact location, basically assassination coordinates in (obviously) direct violation of Twitter Terms of Service,” Musk wrote Thursday evening.

Hanna Panreck is an associate Editor at Fox News.
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