Musk reinstates suspended journalists after Twitter poll

Musk reinstates suspended journalists after Twitter poll
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Several high-profile journalists Those suspended from Twitter on Thursday evening were reinstated early on Saturday.

“The people have spoken” Elon Musk wrote on his Twitter accountπŸ‡§πŸ‡·

Twitter users voted in Musk’s poll to reinstate accounts that were suspended without warning. The the new owner of the social media platform recently used Twitter polls for a number of high-profile decisions, including the reinstatement of former President Donald Trump’s account.

The New York Times’ Ryan Mack, CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, The Washington Post’s Drew Harwell, Mashable’s Matt Binder, The Intercept’s Micah Lee, Steve Herman, and freelance journalists Aaron Rupar, Keith Olbermann’s accounts and Tony Webster were suspended on Thursday evening.

“Matt Binder is back,” the Mashable reporter tweeted Saturday morning.

Olbermann’s account appeared to have been suspended on Saturday morning.

Musk he said The suspensions were to last seven days, but he said earlier Saturday that “the suspension of accounts that have violated my location will now be lifted.”

He accused journalists of sharing private information about his whereabouts, describing it as “basically the coordinates of an assassination”. NBC News could not confirm the claim.

β€œYou doxx, you are being punished. End of story. Here it is,” Musk explained his latest policy to more than 30,000 listeners in a Twitter Space audio discussion Thursday night.

He was referring Twitter’s latest rule change regarding accounts that follow private jetsIncluding one owned by Musk that was unveiled on Wednesday.

Several of the suspended journalists wrote about the new policy and Musk’s reasons for implementing it.

On Wednesday, he said a car in which one of his children was riding was being followed and stopped by a driver who, according to Musk, climbed onto the hood of the car with his child.

No police report has been filed, the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday. Other law enforcement departments also cover parts of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Musk said, β€œAny account doxxing anyone’s real-time location information will be suspended because it is a physical security breach. This includes posting links to sites with real-time location information.”

“It’s not a safety issue to slightly delay where someone is going, so that’s fine,” Musk said.

The suspended accounts did not tweet the real-time location of the car, which Musk said contained his child. One of the banned accounts, β€œ@elonjet,” had earlier tweeted flight data showing the location of Musk’s private jet. Some of the banned journalists had previously tweeted links to an account and other profiles run by creator Jack Sweeney, whose personal Twitter account had also been suspended.

The flight data includes the plane’s landing location, but it doesn’t track passengers outside the plane itself, so it can’t be used to track the real-time location of Musk or his children unless they’re on or near the plane.

The Mastodon platform, which has emerged as one of Twitter’s main competitors, also had its account suspended on Thursday, and links to Mastodon and other autonomous, decentralized networks were blocked as “safe” links that could no longer be tweeted.

Thursday’s suspension was sharp criticized by free speech expertsand Musk cheerleaders and some conservative influencers joined in condemning his action.

Musk vowed to run Twitter as a free-speech absolutist, and he reinstated it after taking control Accounts associated with the QAnon movement and other far-right groups but he forbade others.

He also alienated critics from the company its policy.

Associated PressπŸ‡§πŸ‡· David Ingram and Jason Abbruzzese contributedπŸ‡§πŸ‡·

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