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US govt demands suspension of 250K Twitter accounts, says Musk

 Twitter CEO Elon Musk today disclosed that the US government has demanded removal of 250,000 Twitter accounts.

He said that the accounts of journalists and Canadian government officials are also among those accounts which the United States wants to be suspended.

Earlier, a journalist Matt Taibbi tweeted, “The GEC report appeared based on DHS data and it included accounts that followed two or more Chinese diplomatic accounts.”

He said that the US officials firmed up a list “with 250,000” names, including the Canadian officials and a CNN account.

Journalist Taibbi stated this while referring to the Global Engagement Center _ known as “a fledgling analytic unit of the US State Department.”

Meanwhile, the office of Democrat Representative Adam Schiff in California also requested Twitter to suspend certain accounts.

Taibbi further disclosed that Twitter “received a variety of requests from the US officials asking for individual accounts they did not want to be banned.”

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has been getting more limelight in media from the day he started negotiations to buy Twitter for $44 billion.

Javed Mahmood
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