American entrepreneur and Twitter owner Elon Musk announced that he would immediately restore the suspended accounts of journalists from leading publications in the United States on the social network after the majority of participants in his survey voted for this option.
Accounts of American journalists were blocked in accordance with the decision of Twitter to prohibit the transfer of the current location of another person without his consent. Disabled reporters wrote about Musk’s new policy, which he said was prompted by the harassment incident against his family Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
“The people have spoken. Blocking accounts that reported my location will be stopped now,” Musk wrote on Twitter.
Musk conducted two Twitter polls on Friday, asking how long it would take to restore the pages of journalists from the New York Times and the Washington Post, as well as CNN and many others. The original survey had four response options: immediately, tomorrow, in a week, after a longer period of time. Most of the respondents (43%) were in favor of immediate unblocking of accounts. However, after the publication of the poll data, Musk decided to conduct a new one with two options: immediately and a week later. According to the results of the new survey, 58.7% of respondents were still in favor of the immediate restoration of accounts.