The tragic life of unfunny ‘comedian’ Kathy Griffin has taken yet another turn for the worse as the actress has been suspended indefinitely from her Twitter account, where she has gone on numerous anti-American rants, even depicting herself in a gruesome and degraded attack on President Donald J. Trump, holding a bloody effigy of the president’s severed head – that was worse than anything a Jihadist could concoct to terrorize the
Now the trending news Elon Musk wrote on Sunday that Twitter will permanently suspend any account that impersonates another user, which Griffin violated by mimicking the platform’s owner, Musk.
The platform’s new owner issued the warning after some celebrities changed their Twitter display names – not their account names – and tweeted as ‘Elon Musk’ in reaction to the billionaire’s decision to offer verified accounts to all comers for $8 month.
‘Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended,’ Musk wrote. While Twitter previously issued warnings before suspensions, now that it is rolling out ‘widespread verification, there will be no warning.’
The $8 verified accounts are Musk’s way of democratizing the service, he claims. On Saturday, a Twitter update for iOS devices listed on Apple’s app store said users who ‘sign up now’ for the new ‘Twitter Blue with verification’ can get the blue check next to their names ‘just like the celebrities, companies and politicians you already follow.’
It was stated that the service will first be offered in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. However, it was not accessible on Sunday, and there was no indication as to when it might become accessible. A Twitter employee, Esther Crawford, told The Associated Press that it is imminent but has not yet debuted.
BREAKING: @KathyGriffin has been permanently suspended from Twitter for impersonating @ElonMusk pic.twitter.com/ust86DZHKj
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 6, 2022
It said the service would first be available in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. However, it was not available Sunday and there was no indication when it would roll go live. A Twitter employ, Esther Crawford, told The Associated Press it is coming ‘soon but it hasn’t launched yet.’.
Kathy Griffin was banned for election misinformation pic.twitter.com/E9Xjx2YvZb
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) November 7, 2022
Musk appears to be the primary benefactor of his policies, which may seem to contradict his claim to be a “free speech absolutist.” There were few examples of suspensions for impersonating others without the “parody” term.
They include a user whose page impersonated right-wing agitator Andy Ngo, who directly pleaded with Musk to take action, and a user whose page impersonated star Keanu Reeves to denounce Musk’s “parody” policy.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The Daily Mail continued adding details:
In fact, ‘any name change at all’ would compel the temporary loss of a verified checkmark, the world’s richest man said. CONTINUE READING…