Elon Musk Lifts Twitter Suspensions of Journalists After Poll

Elon Musk has reinstated the accounts of the journalists he had suspended after claiming they had shared details about the location of his private jet.

The Twitter CEO launched a poll on the social media site on Thursday asking if the accounts of the journalists should be reinstated “now,” or in “7 days from now.”

In the early hours of Saturday morning he tweeted, “The people have spoken. Accounts who doxxed my location will have their suspension lifted now.”

More than 58 percent of the 3.8 million respondents voted for “now” in the poll.

Journalists including Insider columnist Linette Lopez, Ryan Mac of The New York Times, Drew Harwell of The Washington Post, Donie O’Sullivan of CNN, Matt Binder of Mashable, Micah Lee of The Intercept, Steven Herman of VOA, as well as Aaron Rupar, Tony Webster, and Keith Olbermann, all found their Twitter accounts suspended with no warning.

Musk had accused the journalists of doxxing him by revealing his private information but the reporters insisted that they had not published his address or location.

While the accounts of Harwell, O’Sullivan, Binder, Lee, Herman, Rupar, Webster, and Mac were all reinstated, those of Olbermann and Lopez still appeared to be suspended as of Saturday morning.

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