Elon Musk announced in a tweet that he lifted the suspension of journalists’ Twitter accounts.
The people I spoke.
Accounts who doxxed mine location they will see their suspension lifted now. https://t.co/MFdXbEQFCe
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 17, 2022
It said it would reactivate a number of journalists’ accounts on the Twitter platform.
And the United Nations strongly condemned on Friday the suspension of the owner of the “Twitter” platform, Elon Musk, of many accounts of American journalists, believing that the decision represents a “dangerous precedent”.
“We are deeply disturbed by the arbitrary suspension of journalists’ Twitter accounts,” said Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the organisation’s secretary general, Antonio Guterres. “The voices of the media they should not be silenced on a platform that proclaims it to be an area of freedom (…) Decision sets dangerous precedent at a time Journalists around the world face censorship, physical threats and worse.
Earlier, the European Commission expressed its “concern” over Musk’s behavior, threatening him to impose “sanctions soon”.
On Thursday, Twitter suspended the accounts of a number of journalists who covered the social network and its new owner, Elon Musk.
Some journalists have tweeted about Twitter’s decision to suspend accounts discussing Elon Musk’s travels on a private plane.
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