Twitter: Musk Reactivates Journalists’ Accounts, But… Mocks The Press

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Twitter: Musk Reactivates Journalists’ Accounts, But… Mocks The Press

Musk, Twitter’s new owner, sparked an outcry on Friday and a warning of EU sanctions when he suspended the accounts of American journalists

THE Elon Musk has officially reinstated the accounts of several journalists on Twitter, which had been suspended for a day amid controversy over the release of public data on the billionaire businessman’s jet routes. However, he mocked the press unions in a new tweet of his…

“It’s so inspiring to see the newfound love for free speech from the press,” the tycoon said Friday, with the signature kiss-off emoji. In fact, the tweet was “pinned” and remains first on his profile.

Musk, the new owner of Twitter, on Friday caused an outcry, and a warning of sanctions from the European Union, when he suspended the accounts of American journalists.

The accounts of about 12 American journalists on the social network had been disabled. Some had cited Twitter’s decision on Wednesday to suspend an account that automatically recorded the routes of Elon Musk’s private jet.

Following the outcry, Musk launched a Twitter “poll” on whether journalists’ accounts should be reinstated, with 58.7% of participants to declare in favor of their immediate rehabilitation.

“The people have spoken. Accounts that posted personal information about my location will now be unsuspended,” the businessman said via Twitter.

– AMPE

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