How do you feel about Twitter issuing bans on accounts which impersonate others without a “parody label?”

Prior to purchasing Twitter Elon Musk famously said he is an “absolutist” when it comes to free speech. After purchasing Twitter, Musk issued a statement saying “major content decisions” would not occur before the formation of “a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints.”

However, over the last few days Twitter has banned Kathy Griffin, Sarah Silverman, Rich Somer (star of Mad Men), Ethan Klein (co-host of H3H3), and several prominent YouTubers for changing their usernames and photos to match Elon Musk’s account.

Do you think these bans are consistent with Musk’s claim of being a free speech absolutist? Do you see any difference between these bans, and those handed out in the past to people like Kanye West, Alex Jones, and President Trump?


Musk claims he’s a “free speech absolutist.”

Musk explains the creation of a content moderation council.

Kathy Griffin banned

Sarah Silverman banned

Rich Somer banned

Ethan Klein banned (technically H3H3 Productions)

Musk explains new policy of permanent bans for accounts that impersonate others without a parody label.

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