The United Nations and the European Union condemn Twitter’s decision to freeze the accounts of two journalists

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The United Nations has joined the European Union in condemning Twitter’s decision to freeze the accounts of some journalists covering the platform.

Twitter had suddenly suspended the accounts of a number of prominent journalists covering the news of the company’s owner, Elon Musk.

The United Nations said in a tweet on Twitter that freedom of the press “is not a game,” and Twitter threatened to impose sanctions.

“We are deeply disturbed by the arbitrary suspension of journalists’ accounts on Twitter,” said Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the organization’s Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres. “The voices of the media should not be silenced on a platform that proclaims that it is a space of freedom (…) The decision sets a dangerous precedent at a time when journalists around the world are facing The world is censorship and physical threats.

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