Elon Musk has issued a warning to Twitter users on doxing live locations. In view of the safety of such people, strict steps have been taken.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk has once again taken major action. Musk has issued a new decree under the new action. It has been clearly stated that new steps have been taken to increase cyber security on the microblogging site. In a warning issued by Musk, it was said that if a person doxed live locations to Twitter users, his account would be suspended. Such a step was taken keeping personal safety in mind.
What Do You Understand By Doxing?
Doxing means finding or publishing personal information about a person or organization on the Internet. Usually, this is done to intentionally cause harm. Doxing is the public release of sensitive identifying information, such as a home address or phone number that identifies an individual or organization.
Why Was This Decision Taken?
A person named Jack Sweeney tracked the private jet of Twitter chief Elon Musk in real time. As soon as the information was received, the Twitter team suspended his account. The billionaire entrepreneur also threatened legal action against Jack Sweeney, who ran the account. Elon Musk tweeted that the owner of the platform, Jack Sweeney, who also ran other Twitter accounts, was operating the account since 2020.
Many accounts suspend Clarifying free speech, has suspended the Twitter accounts of journalists from several renowned media organizations including CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Independent. Giving clarification on this, the company says that those accounts were suspended which were posing a threat to the well-being of others in its new privacy policies.