Elon Musk revealed late on Friday,December 17th, he would reinstate the Twitter accounts of several journalists that had been suspended after he accused them of endangering his family.
“The people have spoken. Accounts who doxxed my location will have their suspension lifted now,” the Twitter owner tweeted.
Musk had earlier carried out a Twitter poll asking whether he should restore the suspended accounts now or in a week’s time. Nearly 59 percent of the 3.69 million who took part said he should restore the accounts now which has led to the decision to bring them back online.
Musk had drawn anger and warnings from the European Union(EU) and United Nations (UN) after suspending the accounts of half a dozen prominent journalists from the New York Times, CNN and the Washington Post.
The latest controversy began when Musk on Wednesday,December 14th, suspended @elonjet, an account that tracked flights of his private jet.
Musk said the move was necessary after a car in Los Angeles carrying one of his children was followed by “a crazy stalker” and seemed to blame the tracking of his jet for the incident.
Some of the journalists had reported on the affair, including tweets linking to the suspended @elonjet account, which Musk said amounted to “assassination coordinates” against him and his family.