Twitter was unresponsive when the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority reached out for clarification on the suspension.
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As Twitter CEO Elon Musk continues to ban and reinstate whoever the hell he desires, an unlikely sufferer has fallen into his crosshairs: The Washington DC Bus system. At the identical time, the corporate reinstated Ron Watkins, the rumored chief of QAnon.

Elon Musk has a bone to select with transportation-related Twitter accounts. A report within the Washington Post revealed that the Twitter account for the Washington DC bus system, which glided by @Metrobusinfo, was suspended and not using a motive. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority spokesperson Ian Jannetta had no remark for the Post however informed the outlet that Twitter was not responding to their inquiries on the ban. The broader DC Metro transportation account addressed the suspension on Twitter and directed riders to the Metro’s official webpage to remain abreast of any alerts.

“Currently our @metrobusinfo account is suspended,” Metro said on Twitter. “We’re working to get this restored for our bus customers. Sorry for the inconvenience.”

Concurrently, Twitter has reinstated rumored QAnon chief Ron Watkins, who goes by @CodeMonkeyZ. Watkins was completely banned from the social media platform in January 2021 alongside Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell, and different accounts tied to QAnon. Twitter mentioned to NBC News on the time that Watkins was suspended “in line with our policy on Coordinated Harmful Activity.” Since then, Twitter has modified fingers and Watkins turned the newest controversial determine to be reinstated by CEO Elon Musk. Watkins has not tweeted since he was reinstated earlier as we speak.

Q is the moniker of the nameless determine that has left cryptic messages on on-line boards that time to a shadowy cohort of Satanists inside our authorities who’re allegedly sexually abusing kids. Watkins is the son of the proprietor of 8kun (beforehand generally known as “8chan) and is extensively imagined to be the Q in QAnon. Watkins has beforehand informed the New York Times final this 12 months that he was not Q—which is precisely one thing Q may say—however the outlet alleges that Watkins started writing as Q in 2018 of their evaluation with forensic linguists.

Twitter didn’t instantly return Gizmodo’s request for touch upon the ban of the DC bus system or Watkins’ reinstatement.

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