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youtube star Ethan KleinThe h3h3Productions channel identified for has become the most recent public figure to be slammed by the Elon Musk-led Twitter ban hammer as the platform continues to crack down on impersonation.
Yesterday, Musk tweeted about Twitter’s move to prevent impersonation on the platform, explaining that accounts identified for parody may be protected from potential account suspensions. Things don’t seem so simple, however, including parody in your description before impersonating anyone (as Klein and others who tried to find it) could still result in suspension from the stage.
After asking Elon Musk to change his Twitter profile name and include a profile picture to match, Klein went on to tempt fate by tweeting messages Making fun of the billionaire’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, While doing so, the YouTuber noted several incidents that it was meant to be a parody, although this did not save his account from suspension.
Following the ban, the account of Klein’s YouTube show The H3 Podcast reacted to the transfer, saying that the comedy on Twitter had died at the hands of Elon Musk.
Along with Klein, Kathy Griffin was also suspended from social media platforms for impersonating Musk. However, he returned to Twitter through his late mother’s account to cast more shadow on the new owner. These weren’t the only public figures to be banned, and apparently Musk has been consistent in enforcing his new coverage on the platform — even if the parody protections apparently aren’t working as advised.
It remains to be seen what this impersonation drama is going to lead to, and who else will leave his Twitter account to take a stand for Musk.