Elon Musk commented on the controversy this week after the social media company suspended the accounts of several journalists who shared information about the whereabouts of billionaires, saying the media “thinks they are better than everyone else.”
Entrepreneur David Sacks conducted a Twitter poll asking, “Should real-time doxing be allowed on Twitter?”, whether temporary account suspensions are a “reasonable” way to handle violations, and whether corporate journalists must abide by them. rules than anyone else. Username.
He later commented on the poll results, writing, “It’s interesting that the strongest result is treating the corporate media the same as everyone else. I suspect that’s why they’re acting so hysterically at the moment.” .
“They think they are better than others” Musk responded.
Following his comment, the billionaire clarified his earlier statement, saying: “Not all journalists are bad, but many are.”
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Comments come after Twitter CEO got a suspension spray on thursday. Reporters from The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Voice of America and other independent news agencies saw their accounts go dark.
Musk tweeted Friday night company would lift the suspensions following the results of a public poll on your account.
The CEO previously used Twitter polls to reinstate Donald Trump’s account, reversing a ban that kept the former president off the site.
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The survey showed that 58.7% of the participants he favored a move to immediately lift the accounts with 41.3% of voters saying the suspensions should be lifted within seven days.
The drama began after Musk accused a college student who has been tracking the movement of Musk’s private jet of being responsible for an alleged encounter between his young son and a stalker.
The company has not explained why the accounts were removed. But Musk took to Twitter late Thursday to call out reporters sharing private information about his whereabouts, which he described as “basically murder coordinates.”
Earlier on Thursday, Musk defended the decision to ban several reporters from the platform, tweeting: “The same doxxing rules apply to ‘journalists’ like everyone else”.
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