Elon Musk stated that the suspension of Taylor Lorenz's account was related to a prior doxxing action.
The term "doxxing" refers to the act of posting private information about an individual to the Internet.
In a Substack post, Lorenz stated that her Twitter account had been temporarily suspended by Elon Musk. She noted that she only had three tweets on her account at that time. Two of these were links to her various social media accounts, and the third one was a message sent to Musk.
In a video posted on TikTok, Lorenz criticized Elon Musk's actions. She also stated that he seemed to be banning people who disagree with him.
Temp suspension due to prior doxxing action by this account. Will be lifted shortly.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2022
Musk responded by saying that the action was initiated due to her previous actions. He also stated that it would be temporary.
According to a report by the conservative news outlet, Musk had temporarily suspended the accounts of several journalists, including those from CNN, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. He claimed that they had shared details about his location, which he referred to as "assassination coordinates."
This year, Lorenz was criticized for her past actions, which included posting private information about individuals who were teenagers.
In April, she was also criticized for posting private information about a user who operates Libs Of TikTok, which is a popular Twitter account.
Taylor Lorenz, the establishment media journalist known for doxing teenagers and anonymous meme accounts and literally crying because of the ensuing backlash, is under fire for repeated errors in reporting which she refuses to acknowledge. https://t.co/H89cXeQk1y
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 6, 2022
She defended her actions by saying that journalists do a lot of "different things" when reporting, such as making calls and sending messages.