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Musk lifts suspensions of journalists accused of doxxing him; Keith Olbermann still suspended

Twitter CEO honors results of user poll.

Published: December 17, 2022 12:23pm

Updated: December 17, 2022 12:25pm

Twitter CEO Elon Musk early on Saturday announced the un-suspension of several journalists whom he had earlier booted from the platform for sharing details about his personal location.

Twitter had earlier suspended the journalists amid allegations that they had violated the platform’s rules on the sharing of personal information, possibly by sharing controversial information about the real-time location of Musk’s personal jet. 

Earlier in the week Musk had conducted an informal poll asking users for their opinion on “unsuspend[ing] accounts who doxxed my exact location in real-time.” Nearly 60% of the 3.6 million votes cast in that poll favored unlocking the accounts immediately. 

“The people have spoken,” Musk subsequently tweeted on Saturday. “Accounts who doxxed my location will have their suspension lifted now.”

Though many of the accounts were re-instated, not every one of suspended users were immediately allowed back on. Onetime-MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann’s account was still locked out as of late Saturday morning, as was that of Business Insider reporter Linette Lopez.

Olbermann as of Saturday morning had taken to tweeting from a “dog rescue” Twitter account he established in 2016.

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