“Doxxing rules apply to journalists too,” Twitter suspends well-known journalists
Social Media platform Twitter on Thursday suspended the accounts of several well-known journalists who had recently written about Musk. Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk recently tweeted that journalists were subject to the same rules against publishing personal information.
Responding to a Tweet on the account suspensions, Musk tweeted “Same doxxing rules apply to ‘journalists’ as to everyone else”
Musk’s tweet made reference to Twitter’s suspension on Wednesday of the @elonjet account, which used open-source data to track his private jet in real time. Musk threatened to sue the owner of the account, claiming that a “crazy stalker” had been mistakenly following his son.
“Criticizing me all day long is totally fine, but doxxing my real-time location and endangering my family is not,” Musk tweeted on Thursday.