Twitter will ban impersonators, Elon Musk says, as users flock to take his name

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After the announcement by Elon Musk, several accounts that had changed their name to his appeared to be suspended

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Twitter CEO Elon Musk has said that any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying “parody” will be “permanently suspended”.

“Previously, we issued a warning before suspension, but now that we are rolling out widespread verification, there will be no warning,” he tweeted on Sunday night.

He said any name change would result in the temporary loss of a verified checkmark.

On Sunday evening several accounts that had changed their name to Elon Musk or approximations of Elon Musk appeared to be suspended or placed behind a warning sign, including those of US comedian Kathy Griffin and Australian satirical website the Chaser.

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