Far-left MSNBC news anchor Keith Olberman has been suspended by Twitter CEO Elon Musk, claiming Olberman has violated Twitter’s new anti-doxxing policy.
Olberman was one of the high-profile accounts suspended for violating Musk’s new policy. CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan, New York Times reporter Ryan Mac, and Vox journalist Aaron Rupar were also suspended.
Almost immediately, Musk was criticized for the move, saying the suspensions are evidence of Musk not supporting free speech on Twitter.
Upon further investigation, each of the reporters hit with suspensions had encouraged followers to visit and promote an account that tracks Musk’s private jet around the country.
so far, i’ve been able to confirm about half the accounts suspended posted links to the jet tracker thing in violation of the new doxx’ing policy. unclear just yet about the rest, but i think it’s safe to say the rule is for real. https://t.co/8MDCG19kNO
— Mike Solana (@micsolana) December 16, 2022
The suspensions, according to Musk, will last “7 days.”
Popular conservative personalities “Hodgetwins” took to Twitter and commented that Olbermann’s suspension “is actually pretty funny.”
.@keitholbermann just got suspended for telling people to post links to .@elonmusk’s jet location. This one is actually pretty funny 🤣
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) December 16, 2022
Conservative commentator, author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza pointed out that the left is now “discovering the virtues of free speech.”
This is laugh-out-loud hilarious. Suddenly the Left is discovering the virtues of free speech, not by going back and re-reading John Stuart Mill, but solely as a result of their own asses getting burned @CNN https://t.co/rCdfjjLOjb
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) December 16, 2022
Since major tech platforms began censoring conservative viewpoints, liberals have repeatedly justified the suppression of speech as an attempt to control misinformaiton. Since Musk has taken over Twitter, those on the left are increasingly becoming supporters of the First Amendment again.