Wikipedia lampooned for labeling the brief Twitter suspension of a handful of journalists and commentators as the “Thursday Night Massacre”

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The fact that Wikipedia referred to the brief Twitter suspension of a few journalists and commenters as the “Thursday Night Massacre” was roundly ridiculed.

The accounts of CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, Ryan Mac from the New York Times, Drew Harwell from the Washington Post, Aaron Rupar, a left-leaning journalist, and Keith Olbermann, a liberal pundit, were suspended by Twitter on Thursday night.

The social media users are accused of breaking Twitter’s terms of service, which prohibit doxxing people’s locations in real time.

They posted my precise location in real time, which is essentially my assassination coordinates, in (apparent) flagrant violation of Twitter rules of service, said Musk. It’s perfectly acceptable to criticize me all day long, but it’s not acceptable to put my family in risk by leaking my real-time whereabouts.

At 12:18 a.m. on Saturday, Musk, however, restored the accounts that had been suspended.

The brief suspension caused a catastrophic collapse among liberal media outlets and left-wing intellectuals.

The suspensions were referred to as “unprecedented” and a “media flashpoint” by Axios.

The interim prohibitions, according to a representative for the UN, set a “dangerous precedent” and left them “extremely troubled.”

The suspension was linked to the infamous 1938 Nazi massacre on Jews known as Kristallnacht by the Duty to Warn Twitter account, which describes itself as a “organization of mental health professionals alerting NOW about TrumpISM.”

Wikipedia created a page titled “Thursday Night Massacre (Twitter)” in response to the announcement of the suspended journalists.

The ban, which lasted less than 48 hours, received two separate pages and 2,800 words in the online encyclopedia.

The Wikipedia entry states, “The word ‘Thursday Night Massacre’ has since become a common term for characterizing the occurrence. It was a trending topic on Twitter following the suspensions; news site Mediaite also used the phrase in a headline explaining the suspension and ensuing fallout.

Twitter users mocked Wikipedia for classifying the brief Twitter suspensions in an unduly dramatic manner.

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla, said: “A two-day suspension of perhaps seven accounts for doxxing got an actual Wikipedia page!? Journalists from the MSM run Wikipedia. No longer able to trust that website.

Jack Posobiec, a commentator, said: “Wikipedia is essentially a far-left blog.”

“Wikipedia editors have taken a one-day spat about Twitter doxing policies and made it an article twice as long as the Declaration of Independence,” says Charlie Kirk, the creator of TPUSA.

The George Floyd protests were likened to by anarchist Michael Malice: “Wikipedia: 7 accounts getting suspended – “massacre,” 14,000 arrests, 19 fatalities, greatest national guard deployment ever – “protests”.”

The co-founder of Wikipedia, Larry Sanger, forewarned that the online encyclopedia had a serious bias problem and spreads propaganda last year.

“Wikipedia is now understood by everyone to have a lot of impact in the world because there is a lot of influence,” Sanger remarked. “If there is only room for one version of the truth, powerful and affluent individuals will have a strong motive to take over sites like Wikipedia in order to consolidate their influence. And they carry it out.