Twitter suspended far-left reporter from Washington Post, Taylor Lorenz, also known as “Tay Tay,” late Saturday night.
Taylor Lorenz, who was born (according to Wikipedia) on October 21, circa 1984–1987, was the latest liberal journalist to be booted off from the social media giant.
It is still unclear why she was suspended from the platform. Neither Twitter nor Elon Musk has issued a statement regarding Lorenz’s suspension at this time.
One user tweeted and asked why Taylor got banned, and someone answered, “Because she wouldn’t verify with her birthday.”
Because she wouldn’t verify with her birthday
— Ron Bassilian (@Ron4California) December 18, 2022
It appears that Lorenz was banned from Twitter for “violating the rules” related to doxxing.
Musk responded to a tweet regarding a doxxing incident involving Lorenz.
“Such shameful behavior will not be tolerated moving forward,” Musk said.
— Media Headline L’s 🇺🇸 🏴 (@MediaHeadlineLs) December 18, 2022
Lorenz used her dog’s Twitter account in an attempt to evade the ban. In a tweet, she claimed that Musk banned her for asking him to comment on a story she and another far-left WaPo reporter, Drew Harwell, were working on.
“Reached out to Elon for comment for a story [Drew Harwell] and I are working on. Here’s what I tweeted (below), [Elon Musk] banned me for it, Imao,” wrote Lorenz.
The secondary account was immediately suspended for violating the ban evasion policy on Twitter.
Lorenz posted a video on her TikTok account with the caption, “What happened to FREE SPEECH??!!!”
“The rumors are true. I have been permanently suspended by Twitter. I was given zero reason,” Lorenz said late Saturday evening.
It can be recalled that Lorenz scrubbed her entire Twitter account to avoid getting banned, but Twitter suspended her anyways.
“Only had three tweets on my account. Two of them were promoting my other social media channels… I was suddenly logged out. I just had those two tweets in. A tweet where I asked Elon for comment today revealing zero information,” she added.
Lorenz went on and attacked Elon, saying, “Elon seems to be banning anyone he disagrees with. And I certainly didn’t violate any terms that I was aware of.”
Watch the video below:
Watch Taylor Lorenz almost in tears as she discusses her ban.
It’s incredible watching these “journalists” just in absolute shock at finally being held to the same standard as everyone else. They’re so used to living by a different set of rules pic.twitter.com/BciVzLr0zA
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) December 18, 2022
Her suspension comes after Elon Musk reinstated the accounts of several other journalists he’d suspended from the platform for sharing his jet’s location, following a poll.
The people have spoken.
Accounts who doxxed my location will have their suspension lifted now. https://t.co/MFdXbEQFCe
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 17, 2022
On Thursday evening, Musk suspended former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, The New York Times’ Ryan Mac, CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, Mashable’s Matt Binder, Micah Lee of The Intercept and independent journalists Aaron Rupar, Keith Olbermann and Tony Webster.
The decision comes after Elon Musk declared war on sharing location information on the platform following a stalking incident with his son X.
UPDATE: Elon Musk said Taylor Lorenz was temporarily suspended on Twitter due to “prior doxxing action by this account.” He added that the suspension will be lifted soon.
“Temp suspension due to prior doxxing action by this account. Will be lifted shortly,” Musk wrote.
Temp suspension due to prior doxxing action by this account. Will be lifted shortly.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2022