Elon Musk has lifted the suspension of the Twitter accounts of several journalists banned a day earlier against their preferred results following a second poll conducted on the subject. On Thursday, Musk suspended a group of tech journalists, including Ryan Mack, from the website. The New York Times reported that Drew Harwell of the Washington Post and Donnie O’Sulliva of CNN said that was a violation of the company’s new rule about disclosing people’s locations.
After early voting on Thursday favored an immediate reversal of the restrictions, Musk said there were too many options, and held another vote with only two options left for 24 hours: maintaining the ban for seven days, or lifting the ban.
In a tweet soon after, Musk said he would lift the boycott, and large numbers of those clients got back to the stage. The people have spoken, Musk tweeted. The new rule prohibits users from publishing live location information that would reveal a person’s location, even if this information is publicly available
Musk claimed that the reporters had harassed him, but in fact they had recently published articles regarding the suspension of Musk’s Twitter account, which shared publicly available data about the movements of his private jet. Articles composed by a few columnists before their records were suspended did exclude data about Musk’s continuous area, or the area of any of his relatives.
The AlonJet account devoted to tweeting the area of his personal luxury plane stayed suspended at the hour of announcing. The suspension of the accounts of journalists covering Musk was widely condemned by their employer, other media organizations, the European Union and the United Nations.
Since taking the stage, Twitter has been a chaotic 24 hours even by the standards set by Musk. After the suspension was announced, musk briefly appeared at a Twitter Spaces event and questioned some journalists who had suspended accounts but were still able to attend the Spaces event.
He said that columnists are not being dealt with uniquely in contrast to different residents. On the off chance that you don’t do this, you get suspended. After further questioning from the host, BuzzFeed News tech reporter Katie Notopoulos, Musk left the event, and was followed briefly by the abrupt end of the space and then removed entirely by Twitter.
Twitter then took the entire space product offline for about a day, which Musk said was a “legacy bug” that needed to be fixed. Upon his return, Notopoulos found that he had been restricted from Spaces. Twitter additionally designated its nearest rival Mastodon, restricting connections to a few Mastodon servers and keeping clients from adding their Mastodon username to their profiles.