Twitter suspends Mastodon after it tweeted about Elon’s jet

A screenshot of Mastodon’s Twitter account taken from a Wayback Machine archive.
I’ll miss those cute elephants. | Screenshot by Jay Peters / The Verge

Twitter has suspended the official Twitter account of Mastodon, one of the most popular destinations for people seeking a Twitter-like alternative. If you visit @joinmastodon’s profile, you’ll see a message that the account has been suspended.

We don’t know exactly why the account was banned, but it may not have been done entirely out of spite for a rival platform. Instead, it could have been because Mastodon tweeted about @ElonJet.

The Mastodon suspension happened sometime on Thursday. The Wayback Machine has an archive of the active profile from 12:39PM ET, but an archive from 6:12PM ET shows the suspended page. On the archive of the active profile, you can see that the account recently tweeted about @ElonJet’s Mastodon account.

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Author: Jay Peters