Kathy Griffin’s Twitter account has been suspended, Elon Musk reveals the reason behind it

Cathy Griffin can’t be seen anywhere on the social media platform Twitter! Not so long ago, Twitter permanently suspended the account of Hollywood actress and comedian Kathy Griffin.

Since then, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has bought social media company Twitter, bid farewell to the platform. Keep reading to find out why Kathy Griffin’s account has been suspended.

Why was Kathy Griffin’s Twitter account suspended?

For those inexperienced, let us tell you, comedian Kathy Griffin’s account has been permanently suspended by Twitter for “engaging in impersonation” after she changed her show username to Elon Musk. Soon, she asked her Twitter followers to support the Democratic candidates in the US midterm elections.

A screenshot of Kathy Griffin’s tweet has gone viral on Twitter. The tweet reads: “After a heated discussion with the females in my life. I have decided that voting blue for their choice is just right.” When talking about the hashtag, she wrote – “Vote blue to protect women.”

The suspension of Kathy Griffin’s Twitter account caused quite a stir on social media. Many people came forward and accused Elon Musk of suppressing freedom of expression. While responding to a Twitter post, the Tesla CEO and new head of Twitter said, “In fact, she has been suspended for impersonating a comedian.”

In a separate tweet, Musk stated that comedian Kathy Griffin can get her Twitter account back if she pays the $8 (blue retail fee). In a follow-up tweet, Elon wrote: “But if she really wants to get her account back, she can get it for $8.”

Elon Musk issues a warning to all Twitter users ‘engaged in impersonation’

Elon Musk also issued a statement warning all Twitter users to “engage in impersonation.” He tweeted, “From now on, any Twitter interaction that engages in impersonation without selecting ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended.”

In another tweet, the Tesla CEO also said: “Previously, we issued a warning before suspending, but now that we’re starting to check extensively, there will be no warning. This will be clearly defined as a requirement to sign up for Twitter Blue.” He further added, “Any change in the name whatsoever will result in a temporary loss of the validated check mark.”

In a follow-up tweet, Musk wrote, “Broad verification will democratize journalism and empower the people’s voice.” He continued: “Twitter needs to become by far the most accurate source of information around the world. This is our mission.”

Twitter’s blue tick fee is the first major change that has occurred since Elon Musk took over the social media platform. Let us share with you, on Saturday, November 5, 2022, Twitter rolled out an $8 blue tick verification service. As of this moment, the latest update is available on iOS devices in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

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