CNN anchor Jim Acosta mentioned he was once “locked” out of the usage of his Twitter account because of the platform’s arguable new coverage barring “unfastened promotion of prohibited third-party” competition together with Mastodon, Instagram and Fb.
Acosta famous that Twitter locked his account someday Saturday night time and, when he awoke on Sunday, he mentioned the platform discovered certainly one of his tweets citing his Mastodon and Publish accounts in violation of the coverage.
Acosta’s title on Twitter mentions that he’s “additionally on Publish and Mastodon” and he tweeted that he would inform fans “all about” his Saturday display on Publish and Mastodon — on the other hand, each his title and the tweet didn’t hyperlink out or come with the @ indicators of Acosta’s accounts.
HuffPost has reached out to Twitter to decide why the platform locked Acosta out of his account.
“I’m nonetheless seeking to type it out… this all feels very arbitrary and slightly frenetic,” mentioned Acosta throughout an interview with Trade Insider reporter Linette Lopez.
Lopez, certainly one of a number of reporters who noticed her account suspended at the platform, mentioned she hasn’t heard anything else from Twitter about her account, which she mentioned she nonetheless can’t get admission to. Lopez has reported at the billionaire and his companies for years.
She informed Acosta that she discovered the platform’s new coverage funny and recalled a time when Elon Musk shared photos from her Fb profile throughout “a Twitter marketing campaign in opposition to” her.
You’ll watch Acosta’s interview with Lopez beneath.