Elon Musk performs in final days of World Cup after issuing “doxxing” bans on Twitter
Elon Musk was photographed at the Lusail City Stadium in Qatar to witness the much-anticipated World Cup final between holders France and Argentina.
The Twitter CEO, who attended the finals alongside former US Presidential Advisor and Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, posted video from the stands just before kick-off showing the impressive pyrotechnic display after the closing ceremony.
Twitter users nudged Musk for revealing his whereabouts just days after temporarily suspending several journalists’ accounts for “doxxing” him.
The Twitter owner on Thursday banned journalists from CNN, Washington Post, New York Times and other outlets after reporting on his decision to suspend an account recording his private jet use – although the accounts were immediately restored on Friday night .
Musk had said the journalists cheated him by revealing his private information; The journalists insisted that they had not published his address or whereabouts.
Jared Kushner (left) and Elon Musk (center) are pictured in the stands at Lusail City Stadium
Elon Musk waves to spectators at Lusail City Stadium in Qatar ahead of the World Cup final
Several Twitter users quipped that Musk was “doxing himself” and questioned why he decided to suspend accounts for disclosing his private information and whereabouts before doing so himself just days later.
“Is that real-time doxxing?” One person said, while another chimed in: “You should suspend yourself for revealing your location.”
However, others pointed out that every individual has the right to share their own location on social media.
The Twitter owner has been a vocal supporter of the World Cup in recent weeks, frequently tweeting about games and results and interacting with fellow social media users.
The Twitter CEO, who attended the final alongside former US Presidential Advisor and Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, posted a video from the stands just before kick-off
Twitter users nudged Musk for revealing his whereabouts just days after he temporarily suspended several journalists’ accounts for “doxxing” him
Fireworks are pictured before the start of the final football match of the Qatar 2022 World Cup between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail
Artists perform during the closing ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
Tens of thousands of football fans in French and Argentinian colors gathered at Doha’s Lusail Stadium on Sunday for the showdown between Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi, both stars of Paris St Germain, which belongs to Doha.
Crowds crammed the Doha Metro, with Qatar Rail delaying access to stations as a modest closing ceremony began at the stadium with dancers celebrating “A Night to Remember”. With 30 minutes to go, the stadium appeared to be three quarters full.
The crowd watched as Qatar’s Air Force planes flew over Lusail as the Gulf state also celebrated its national day, with thousands of police forces, including anti-riot squads armed with water cannons, securing the area.
Thousands also gathered outside the stadium to watch the game on giant screens: “We don’t have tickets. We’re here for the national holiday and because the players might come out after the finish line. We just wanted to see them,” said Shafeek Mydheea, a tourist from Dubai, who was standing in front of two lines of riot police outside Lusail metro station.
Argentina were 2-0 up at half-time thanks to a penalty successfully quashed by their talisman Messi before Angel Di Maria completed a fantastic team movement.
Argentina led 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Messi and Di Maria
Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup, which has been marred by controversy, was part of a carefully crafted strategy by the tiny but wealthy state to bolster its global influence.
The tournament has shone a spotlight on its human rights record – including the conditions imposed on foreign workers who built those stadiums and conservative laws that ban homosexuality, limit political expression and restrict alcohol sales.
In May, a coalition of human rights groups including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International called on FIFA and Qatar to set up a compensation fund at least equal to the World Cup’s $440 million prize money for workers who were mistreated or died in Qatar. Neither FIFA nor Qatar approved the establishment of the fund.
Qatari authorities say decades of criticism of their country are unfair and misinformed, citing labor law reforms passed since 2018 and accusing some critics of racism and double standards.
“We have endeavored to ensure that this tournament is an accelerator to improve conditions for labor reform because, despite the best of intentions, the situation before was unacceptable,” said Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary-general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar’s World Cup organizer , in an interview broadcast on Sky News.
“There is the Workers Support and Insurance Fund, which will look into all matters related to unfortunate deaths. And that will continue beyond the World Cup,” said Thawadi.
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