Twitter boss Elon Musk abruptly left a session of journalists on Areas after journalists, together with one who he had banned on the microblogging platform, requested him what’s going on. Twitter Areas is an audio-enabled function the place individuals can talk about something.
“…Elon Musk simply popped right into a Twitter Areas chat with a bunch of journalists. He was known as out by journalist Drew Harrell, who he banned, for mendacity about posting hyperlinks to his non-public info, then leaves nearly instantly after being pressed. Right here is the trade,” Bradley Eversley, an engineer, tweeted together with the audio recording of the Areas session which had some 36,000 listeners.
Holy Shit. Elon Musk simply popped right into a Twitter Areas chat with a bunch of journalists. He was known as out by journalist Drew Harrell, who he banned, for mendacity about posting hyperlinks to his non-public info, then leaves nearly instantly after being pressed. Right here is the trade pic.twitter.com/wVA9Gb5MVJ
— Bradley Eversley (@ForeverEversley) December 16, 2022
Twitter has suspended the accounts of greater than a half-dozen journalists who had been writing concerning the firm and Mr Musk.
A few of the journalists had been tweeting about Twitter shutting down an @ElonJet account that tracked flights of the billionaire’s non-public jet and about variations of that account hosted at different social networks.
“…There’s not going to be any distinction between journalists and common individuals. Everybody might be handled the identical. You are simply on Twitter, only a citizen. So, no particular therapy. You doxx [giving personal information in public for harassment], you get suspended,” Mr Musk stated on the Areas session.
Mr Harrell, one of many journalists banned by Twitter, replied, “You are suggesting that we shared your deal with, which isn’t true. I by no means posted your deal with.”
“You posted a hyperlink to the deal with,” Mr Musk stated.
“It was a hyperlink, in the middle of reporting about @ElonJet, we posted hyperlinks to @ElonJet, which are actually not on-line, now banned on Twitter. Twitter additionally marks even the Instagram and Mastodon accounts of @ElonJet as dangerous, utilizing, we now have to acknowledge, the identical precise hyperlink blocking method that you’ve criticised as a part of the Hunter-Biden New York Put up story…So what’s completely different right here after which?” the journalist stated.
“That’s no extra acceptable to me as you, similar factor…You doxx, you get suspended, finish of story, that is it,” Mr Musk stated.
He left the session after this.
Doxxing refers to revealing figuring out info reminiscent of residence deal with or telephone quantity on-line, usually to focus on somebody for abuse.
The Twitter account suspensions included reporters from CNN, The New York Occasions, and The Washington Put up in addition to impartial journalists.
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