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Twitter’s suspension of journalists sets ‘dangerous precedent’, UN warns

Pressure grows on Elon Musk as EU says social media platform could face sanctions over suspensions

The United Nations is “very disturbed” by Twitter’s abrupt and arbitrary suspension of a group of US journalists a spokesperson said on Friday, warning that the move sets a “dangerous precedent” as the EU said the social media platform could face penalties over the decision.

The UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said the world body was “very disturbed” by the barring of prominent tech reporters at news organisations including CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times who have written about Musk and the tech company he owns.

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