Elon Musk Lifted Suspension from Twitter accounts for several journalists banned over @ElonJet

Elon Musk, the new CEO of Twitter, has decided to un-suspend select journalists. Late on Thursday, Twitter suspended the accounts of nearly six journalists, alleging that they had broken the new “doxxing” rule of the social networking site. Reports claim that some of the stopped Accounts belong to the reporters covering the conflict between 51-year-old Elon Musk and a Florida college freshman’s Twitter account that follows the tech tycoon’s private plane trips.

Elon Musk then asks Twitter users whether they think he should “Unsuspend accounts who doxxed my exact location in real-time.”

There are two alternatives in the post: now and in seven days. Surprisingly, the Now option took first place with 58.7% of the votes.

Twitter finally lifted the Suspension from the Journalists

The New York Times, CNN, NBC, The Intercept, and other publications are among the journalists whose accounts were suspended. Aaron Rupar, Keith Olbermann, Tony Webster, and Micah Lee from The Intercept and Matt Binder from Mashable all appeared to have their accounts suspended. What they wrote that violates Twitter’s Doxxing Policy is still unclear.

Their accounts were suspended, according to the sources, after they tweeted about @ElonJet, a Twitter account that monitored Elon Musk’s SpaceX-owned private plane using publicly available FAA flight monitoring information.

This week Twitter updated its policy to ban sharing “live location information
Doxxing is the practise of publishing someone’s name, address, or other personal information online without that person’s permission. As a result, Twitter changed its policies so that no user may share another person’s present location without that person’s consent.

Elon says:

On Thursday, Musk tweeted, “Same doxxing regulations apply to ‘journalists’ as to everyone else.” “Criticizing me all day is absolutely fine, but doxxing my real-time location and putting my family in danger is not,” he later said.

The decision did not sit well with any of the reporting teams. “The impetuous and unjustifiable suspension of a number of reporters, including CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, is troubling but not surprising,” CNN stated in the statement.

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