Twitter BANS journalists who cover Elon Musk - 'Impulsive and unjustified!'

Elon Musk has been threatened with EU sanctions.
Elon Musk has been threatened with EU sanctions.

A Twitter spokeswoman told The Verge that the ban was relating to the live sharing of location data

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Several journalists covering Twitter had their accounts abruptly suspended after Elon Musk accused them of ‘doxxing'.

In a tweet, the owner of the company stated: “Same doxxing rules apply to ‘journalists’ as to everyone else”.

A Twitter spokeswoman told The Verge that the ban was relating to the live sharing of location data.

Doxxing is a term used to describe the release of of private information online about people.

Musk says committing the act is punishable with a seven-day temporary suspension.

The EU has threatened the billionaire with sanctions after it was reported New York Times, CNN and Washington Post reporters were among those locked out of their accounts.

EU commissioner Vera Jourova said that the EU’s Digital Services Act requires media freedom, in a tweet.
EU commissioner Vera Jourova said that the EU’s Digital Services Act requires media freedom, in a tweet.

EU commissioner Vera Jourova said that the EU’s Digital Services Act requires media freedom, in a tweet.

She said: “Elon Musk should be aware of that. There are red lines. And sanctions, soon.

“News about arbitrary suspension of journalists on Twitter is worrying.

“[The] EU’s Digital Services Act requires respect of media freedom and fundamental rights. This is reinforced under our Media Freedom Act.”

It comes after Musk warned the owner of a profile that track this private jet that he intends to sue them.

He said a “crazy stalker” used live location sharing to find and accost a vehicle carrying his children in Los Angeles.