Elon Musk's Twitter on Thursday suspended several journalists at major news organizations who covered him.

But Twitter took a separate and possibly related move against a

Fast-growing rival that could open the company

up to regulatory scrutiny, some legal experts say.

In addition to suspending journalists covering

The controversy related to third-party tracking of

Musk's private jet, the platform also suspended the official

Twitter account of rival Mastodon after they tweeted about

The AlonJet account.