Elon Musk Suspended from Twitter for 'Impersonating a CEO'


San Francisco, CA - Elon Musk has been banned from Twitter for "impersonating a CEO" as part of a new policy on impersonation at Twitter.

After several celebrity and blue-check verified Twitter users changed their accounts to mimic the social network’s new owner, Elon Musk, he called for a swift change to policy enforcement.

Before Musk closed his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter on Oct. 28, the social network’s rules specified that users, “may not impersonate individuals, groups, or organizations to mislead, confuse, or deceive others, nor use a fake identity in a manner that disrupts the experience of others on Twitter.”

Musk wrote on Sunday that, moving forward, Twitter will now permanently suspend impersonators’ accounts without warning if they are not clearly labeled as parody. In an unexpected turn of events, he seems to have found himself inadvertently in the crosshairs of this new policy.

A spokesperson for the company addressed the situation:

"Elon's behavior and tweets fell under the umbrella of 'harmful impersonation' according to our new policies. He failed to properly signal that he was acting under the auspices of parody and attempted to portray himself as a CEO of a social media platform."

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