One of the top United Nations officials said the intergovernmental organization has “serious concerns” about the future of Twitter.
Volker Türk, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, reacted on Saturday to the suspension and reinstatement of several journalists on the social media platform Twitter.
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Musk announced on Saturday that he had lifted the suspensions of journalists who allegedly violated the platform’s “doxxing” policy following the results of a survey of Twitter users.
“Good news that journalists are being reinstated [on] Twitter, but serious concerns remain,” Türk wrote.
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Musk conducted a 24-hour survey asking whether accounts should be restored “now” or “in 7 days”. Twitter users overwhelmingly voted “now” with a 59-point to 41-point split. Nearly 3.7 million Twitter users responded to the survey.
“Twitter has a responsibility to respect human rights: Elon Musk should commit to making decisions based on publicly available policies that respect rights, including freedom of speech. Nothing less,” Türk added.
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On Wednesday, Musk warned Twitter users: “Any account that doxxes anyone’s real-time location information will be suspended, as it is a physical security breach. This includes posting links to sites with real-time location information real”.
Users who were banned from Twitter on Thursday had either reported the suspension of @ElonJet or posted links to tracking the private jet on their Twitter accounts.
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Critics have lambasted Musk’s actions, many criticizing the premise of his “doxxing” claims, as his private jet flight data is public information, while others have accused him of hypocrisy, since the billionaire calls himself a “free speech absolutist” during the Twitter takeover.
Some defended Musk, saying the reporters had broken the rules. Others have welcomed the suspensions, saying those being punished support the censorship and have remained silent when Twitter took action against other pre-Musks, such as the New York Post during the 2020 presidential election for its reporting on the Hunter Biden laptop history.