Kathy Griffin, Jordan Peterson & Babylon Bee return to Twitter according to Musk

Comedian Kathy Griffin’s Twitter account was suspended on Sunday, the same day she changed the title of her page to “Elon Musk” and made fun of the new CEO official.

It’s unclear if the suspension was permanent or a direct result of her jeers. Meanwhile, Musk announced that accounts impersonating celebrities and other figures would be banned unless they were flagged as “parody.”

Twitter’s policy has always been to ban impersonation, but taking immediate action is new. Musk appears to be the primary beneficiary of his policies, which seems to contradict his claim to be a “free speech absolutist.” There are very few examples of suspensions for impersonating someone else without a “parody” label. This includes a user page impersonating right-wing provocateur Andy Ngo, who personally called on Musk to take action, and a user page impersonating actor Keanu Reeves criticizing Musk’s “copycat” policy.

In recent days, a wave of Twitter users has changed the title of their pages to his and issued statements aimed at criticizing his liberal views and his tenure on the platform he controlled after orchestrating a $44 billion takeover.

Griffin used her “Elon Musk” account on Sunday to urge Americans to vote Democrat in Tuesday’s midterm elections to uphold abortion rights. “I have decided that blue is the right choice for her,” she wrote as Musk. A spokesman for Griffin and a Twitter PR representative did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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