The United Nations Human Rights chief Volker Turk has called out Elon Musk over his targeted banning of journalists on Twitter.
He also initiated a new policy that threatened to ban users if they shared links to their profiles on other social platforms.
“Good news that journalists are being reinstated @Twitter, but serious concerns remain,” Türk wrote in a tweet on Saturday.
“Twitter has a responsibility to respect human rights: @elonmusk should commit to making decision based on publicly-available policies that respect rights, including free speech. Nothing less,” Türk concluded.
Türk sent an open letter to Musk last month urging him to place human rights at the center of his management of Twitter.
“Twitter is part of a global revolution that has transformed how we communicate. But I write with concern and apprehension about our digital public square and Twitter’s role in it,” Türk said in his letter.
“Like all companies, Twitter needs to understand the harms associated with its platform and take steps to address them. Respect for our shared human rights should set the guardrails for the platform’s use and evolution.”
The latest chapter in Musk’s saga as Twitter CEO has seen him set up a poll, asking if he should step down from the helm of affairs of the platform.
The poll came after the new policy was heavily criticized, and he promised to abide by the results of the poll.