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Elon Musk bans people impersonating him on Twitter

Elon Musk bans people impersonating him on Twitter

Pretending to be someone else without clearly stating is no longer a parody on Twitter. This was announced by the new president, Elon Musk. These sarcastic accounts will be permanently suspended. The announcement came after several users impersonated Musk himself.

Elon Musk travels through Twitter with the bristle brush. After a major layoff, he is now also fighting people who imitate him on Twitter.

“In the future, all Twitter addresses that engage in impersonation without explicitly ‘parody’ will be suspended. Previously, we issued a warning before the suspension, but now that we’ve introduced widespread verification, there will be no more warning,” he tweeted. New Twitter boss on Monday night.

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And he immediately turned this procedure into reality. American actress Kathy Griffin, who had about two million followers on the platform, was the first to lose her account after changing her screen name to “Elon Musk”. She sent several tweets on behalf of the Twitter chief, but her account has been banned since Monday morning. The same is true of Australian satirical website The Chaser and actor Rich Somer.

American actress Valerie Bertinelli also changed her screen name to Musk last weekend and sent some tweets about the US midterm elections. Then she changed her name again and wrote, “Okay. I had fun and I think I made my point.”

The name changes were in response to Musk’s plan to introduce a blue check mark subscription format. According to many, this will make it more difficult to implement a real verification and people will be able to “buy” such a verification, which will reduce the spread of fake news It will work in the hand, it seems. Musk himself tweeted Monday night: “Twitter must become by far the most accurate source of information around the world. That is our mission.”

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