Wikipedia was ridiculed for referring to the Twitter suspension of a few journalists and commentators by the “Thursday Night Massacre.”
On Thursday evening, Twitter suspended the accounts of CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, the New York Times’ Ryan Mac, the Washington Post’s Drew Harwell, leftwing journalist Aaron Rupar, and liberal commentator Keith Olbermann.
Twitter’s Terms of Service against Doxxing Individuals’ Real-Time Locations was allegedly broken by the social media users.
Musk stated, “They posted [my exact real-time position, basically assassination coordinates] in (obviously) direct violation of Twitter Terms of Service.” Criticizing me all the time is fine. However, it is wrong to doxx my real-time address and put my family in danger.
Musk however reinstated the accounts suspended at 12:18 a.m. Saturday.
The short suspension caused a total meltdown among liberal media outlets and leftwing pundits.
Axios The suspensions were described as “unprecedented” and a “media flashpoint.”
A spokesperson for the United Nations said that he was “very disturbed” by the temporary bans and called them a “dangerous precedent”.