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Elon Musk Tweeted That He Was At The World Cup Final—And Everyone Had The Same Reaction

Critics were quick to point out the irony after Musk had previously suspended several account for sharing his real-time location.

Elon Musk posing with a fan for a selfie at the FIFA World Cup 2022
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New Twitter owner Elon Musk tweeted that he was at the FIFA World Cup Qatar final after he had threatened to suspend the accounts of journalists who he claimed were tracking his whereabouts.

His personal beef with the media started specifically with the @ElonJet Twitter account, which revealed the Tesla CEO's personal jet's location using publicly available flight records filed with the FAA.

Musk subsequently suspended high-profile accounts that shared links from @ElonJet, including the account of Twitter's competitor, Mastodon.

On December 14, he had warned about the consequences of publicly giving away anyone's identifiable information, or doxxing, in real-time.

"Any account doxxing real-time location info of anyone will be suspended, as it is a physical safety violation."
"This includes posting links to sites with real-time location info."
"Posting locations someone traveled to on a slightly delayed basis isn’t a safety problem, so is ok."

On Sunday, Musk tweeted his own location in real-time.

Despite the South African billionaire's vexatious promotion of privacy protection, social media users were quick to call out his hypocrisy after he tweeted about being in Doha for the World Cup final match between France and Argentina.

People did a double take.

Users thought there ought to be consequences for his tweet.

Twitter was left shaking its head.

The rules he makes on Twitter are his to break but don't hold your breath for an account suspension any time soon.