Comedian Kathy Griffin suspended on Twitter for ‘impersonation’

Comedian Kathy Griffin’s account was suspended on Sunday, making her the most recent victim of Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover.

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Comedian Kathy Griffin’s account was suspended on Sunday, making her the most recent victim of Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover.

Griffin changed her username to Musk, and it appeared that the social networking platform swiftly banned her.

Despite the fact that her handle displayed the name “Elon Musk” in contrast to her blue checkmark, this violates the company’s anti-impersonation policy.

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Just weeks after formally acquiring Twitter for $44 billion after months of legal battle, the Tesla CEO demonstrated that he was taking his “Chief Tweet” post seriously by addressing phoney accounts.

“Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended,” he wrote Sunday night.

“Previously, we issued a warning before the suspension, but now that we are rolling out widespread verification, there will be no warning. This will be clearly identified as a condition for signing up to Twitter Blue.” Musk added.

“Any name change at all will cause temporary loss of verified checkmark,” he added in the sequence of tweets.

The blue tick symbol may be simply obtained by any Twitter user using Musk’s $8 per month subscription programme.

In the past, the plain blue mark was used to confirm official accounts, well-known people, politicians, journalists, and other verified users.

The revamp is intended to help the corporation pay off its debt. Less than 450,000 accounts, out of Twitter’s over 237 million users, presently have the blue checkmark icons.

Employees who claimed the layoffs broke the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which calls for 60 days’ notice for employees, filed a class-action complaint against the company.