Musk Restores Journalists’ accounts
Musk Restores Journalists’ accounts, but concerns still exist. The extraordinary bans on Friday drew sharp condemnation from government representatives, advocacy groups, and journalistic organizations from around the world; some said that the microblogging platform was endangering press freedom. The reinstatements followed those suspensions.
A request for comment from Reuters did not receive a response right away from Twitter.
“Twitter has a duty to uphold human rights; @elonmusk should promise to base decisions on those that respect rights, including free expression, on publicly disclosed policies. There’s no less, “The high commissioner for human rights at the UN, Volker Turk, wrote.
Donie O’Sullivan, a CNN reporter who was one of the journalists who had their privileges stopped and subsequently restored, claimed he was still unable to access Twitter because the service wanted him to delete one of his postings. Invoking the law, he declared.
Critics say the incident—dubbed the “Thursday Night Massacre” by one prominent security researcher—is new proof that Musk, who calls himself a “free speech absolutist,” silences users and content he finds offensive.
In addition, it happened when the firm cut workers and advertising left. This past weekend, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, Twitter’s technical divisions saw layoffs.
Tesla (TSLA.O), an electric vehicle manufacturer run by Musk, saw its stock decline 4.7% on Friday and suffered its biggest weekly loss since March 2020 as investors grew more concerned about his propensity for distraction and the deteriorating global economy.
The French minister of industry, Roland Lescure, stated on Friday that he would stop using Twitter after Elon Musk suspended journalists.