Will Elon Musk Unsuspend Journalists On Public Demand?
Elon Musk responds to the poll results on the suspension of several journalists belonging to prominent organizations including CNN, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Musk had suspended journalists following the recent policy of prohibiting sharing of live location information.
• Elon Musk accused several journalists from prominent media houses of endangering his family
• Now Twitter has a policy prohibiting sharing of live location information
• In a poll result, 43% of users voted to revive suspended accounts of journalists Now
What Was The Incident That Led To The Suspension Of Journalists?
Elon Musk first suspended an account that tracked his private jet. The Twitter boss called the move necessary, especially after “a crazy stalker” followed a car carrying one of his children in Los Angeles. He even blamed the account tracking his jet for following his kids.
Musk said that any account doxxing real-time location info of anyone would be suspended, as it was a physical safety violation. That includes posting links to sites with real-time location info. Posting locations someone traveled to on a slightly delayed basis wasn’t a safety problem, so was ok.
Soon after Musk suspended the accounts of half-a-dozen journalists from prominent organizations after some of them reported on the suspension of the jet tracker. He called them “assassination coordinates” for his family but furnished no claim for the blame.
What Was The Reaction To The Suspension Of Journalists
Twitter uses criticized the move to suspend the accounts of journalists to which Musk replied with sarcasm. He called that the “freedom of speech” of the press and asked for a poll to guide him on whether the accounts should be revived.
In the poll, 43% voted to unsuspend the accounts Now while 38.1% voted to continue with suspension for a long time. Musk responded to the results by saying that If anyone posted real-time locations and addresses of NYT reporters, the FBI would be investigating.
It is to be noted that Elon Musk revived the accounts of former US President Donald Trump and others after a similar poll. But there is no update on the suspension of journalists.