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Twitter blocks the account of several journalists who allegedly revealed personal information about Elon Musk

The social network Twitter has blocked the accounts of several journalists belonging to some of the main media outlets in the United States after they allegedly violated the terms of the platform by revealing personal information about tycoon Elon Musk.

Specifically, the journalists, belonging to media such as ‘The New York Times’, ‘The Washington Post’ or the CNN chain, had reported on the ban on a Twitter account that published real-time updates on the whereabouts of the private plane of the billionaire, CNN has reported.

During the day on Wednesday, Musk reported that Twitter would suspend any account that provides real-time location information of anyone, citing it as “a breach of physical security.” This ban also included posting links to sites with real-time location information.

“Criticizing me all day is fine, but posting my locations in real time and endangering my family is not,” the platform’s owner said in a tweet.

This Thursday, after the blocking of the accounts of several American journalists, the tycoon has defended himself by assuring that the FBI would open an investigation if someone published the addresses and locations of the journalists in real time.

“If someone published real-time locations and addresses of ‘The New York Times’ reporters, the FBI would be investigating, there would be hearings on Capitol Hill, and (Joe) Biden would give speeches about the end of democracy,” Musk quipped. to shortly after publish a survey asking users whether to unban the profiles of journalists.

These bans raise a series of questions about the future of the platform, since after its acquisition by the billionaire in early November, Twitter has shared his aspirations to defend freedom of expression, even going so far as to unblock the account of the former president of the United States. United States Donald Trump, who had been banned since the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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