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Twitter reinstates journalists’ accounts banned for releasing Musk’s jet details

Bans on Friday drew sharp condemnation from around the world

Twitter accounts of several journalists that were banned for a day due to a dispute over releasing open information on the billionaire’s jet have been reinstated by Elon Musk.

The extraordinary bans on Friday drew sharp condemnation from government representatives, advocacy groups and journalistic organisations from around the world.

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The European Union had warned Twitter owner Elon Musk that the social media network could face sanctions if he kept on suspending Journalist’s Twitter accounts.

European Union Commissioner Vera Jourova in Tweet said, “Elon should be aware that there are Red lines and sanctions.”

Some of the critics said that the microblogging platform was endangering press freedom. The reinstatements followed those suspensions.

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Musk later ran a Twitter survey which revealed that the majority of the participants desired the accounts to be promptly restored.

“The people have spoken. Accounts who doxxed my location will have their suspension lifted now,” Musk said in a tweet on Saturday.

The accounts that had been suspended including those of journalists from the New York Times, CNN, and the Washington Post were restored.

The suspensions were earlier denounced by EU representatives from France, Germany, Britain and the United Kingdom.


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