One of the highest officials in United Nations said the intergovernmental organization has “serious concerns” about the future of Twitter.
Volker Türk, the UN high commissioner for human rights, reacted to the suspension and reinstatement of several journalists on Twitter on Saturday. social networks platform.
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Musk announced on Saturday that he has lifted the suspension of journalists who allegedly violated the platform’s “doxxing” policy based on the results of a survey he conducted among Twitter users.
“The good news is that journalists are being reinstated [on] Twitter, but serious concerns remain,” Türk wrote.
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Musk ran a 24-hour survey asking whether to restore accounts “now” or “in 7 days.” The overwhelming majority of Twitter users voted “now” by a score of 59-41. Nearly 3.7 million Twitter users responded to the survey.
“Twitter has a responsibility to uphold human rights: Elon Musk must make a decision based on public policy that respects rights, including freedom of speech. Nothing less,” added Türk.
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On Wednesday, Musk warned Twitter users: “Any account that contains real-time location information will be suspended as it is a breach of physical security. This includes posting links to sites with real-time location information.”
Users who were banned from Twitter on Thursday either reported the suspension to @ElonJet or posted links to track the private jet on their Twitter accounts.
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Critics have criticized Musk’s actions, with many criticizing the premise of his “doxxing” claims as the flight data of his private jet is public information, while others have accused him of hypocrisy as the billionaire described himself as a “free speech absolutist” at the time of the acquisition Twitter.
Some came to Musk’s defense, saying the journalists broke the rules. Others have relished the suspensions, saying those were punished by censorship, and remained silent when Twitter took action against others before Musk, like the New York Post during the 2020 presidential election for reporting on Hunter Biden the history of the laptop.