Sydney Watson
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6931

X suspends influencer for posting link to news website reporting on migrant crime: X suspended the account of Sydney Watson, a popular Australian influencer, after she posted a link to The Publica, a news outlet she cofounded. The Publica reported on the rape of a 13 year old girl by two Afghan migrants in Malmo, Sweden. Watson linked the report in her post. "These men won't be deported either," Watson reacted. "Sweden is so lost." X purportedly flagged the thumbnail of the story as "Violating our Child Sexual Exploitation Policy." However, Watson challenged this assertion, saying that her team had carefully screened the image to not be too graphic. “We weren’t certain what was going on in the image,” said Watson. “So just to be extremely cautious and to not break any guidelines, we blurred the living crap out of it.” X later revoked the suspension and restored her account after a public outcry prompted Elon Musk to personally investigate the incident.   

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