We really shouldn’t be reporting this. If Tesla founder Elon Musk has his way.
Elon Musk’s private plane landed in Qatar shortly before the World Cup final at 1:45 p.m. This can be read on Reddit, one of the largest discussion forums on the Internet. That wouldn’t be a message if Elon Musk hadn’t been cracking down on those who automatically track his private plane on Twitter for days.
That’s why someone created the subreddit two days ago.”ElonJetTracker“, which already has more than 100,000 members. It is the successor to the Twitter bot of the same name that Musk blocked, which was suspended on Thursday, and at the same time one of the fastest growing Reddit forums. The Twitter community is migrating .
“The People Have Spoken”
Musk only relented on Saturday after banning the Twitter accounts of several American journalists. Musk then conducted a poll on whether the journalists should be released again. “The people have spoken,” the billionaire posted on his short message service. “The accounts that gave my whereabouts have been unbanned.” The official account of the competing platform Mastodon is also available again.
However, Twitter continues to act against press freedom. More recently, the well-known journalist Taylor Lorenz of the “Washington Post” was attacked, for reasons that have not yet been clarified.
The blockade drew international criticism, with even UN Secretary General António Guterres saying he was “very disturbed.” Musk is setting a “dangerous precedent” at a time when journalists around the world face “censorship, physical harm and even worse,” Guterres said. Musk actually sees himself as a radical defender of the right to free speech.
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