(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) On Thursday night, Elon Musk joined a Twitter Spaces chat and told a group of leftist journalists that they are not different from regular people and, therefore, won’t get preferential treatment from him on Twitter, according to the Daily Caller.
Recently, Musk suspended the accounts of several leftist journalists, like Drew Harwell of Jeff Bezos’s Washington Post and Ryan Mac of Komsomolskaya Pravda, also known as the New York Times. The reason why their accounts were suspended was that they violated Twitter’s policy preventing users from sharing location information.
Before that, Musk suspended an account that was tracking the location of his private jet.
During the Twitter space that Katie Notopoulos from Buzzfeed created, Musk discussed his suspensions. He explained that it was “inappropriate” to share the live location of his jet and said that this kind of behavior won’t be tolerated.
“There is not going to be any distinction between journalists — so-called journalists — and regular people. Everyone’s going to be treated the same. They’re not special because they’re journalists,” Musk said.
“You’re a citizen, so no special treatment. You dox, you get suspended, end of the story.”
Even though Harwell said he never posted Musk’s address, he admitted that he posted a link to the ElonJet account, which was banned.
Notopoulos then asked Musk why he wouldn’t give special treatment to journalists at certain propaganda outlets, even though Musk said less than two minutes ago that the reason why it is the case is that journalists are no different than regular people.
“Elon, I have to ask, I think what everyone’s wondering is, it’s highly unusual for journalists at The Washington Post and New York Times to be — have their Twitter account suspended, and it just so happens it’s the boss in charge,” she asked.
“So, what’s the deal here?”
Instead of wasting his time by repeating himself, Musk left the chat.