Billionaire businessman Elon Musk says several journalists he suspended from his social media company, Twitter, will have their accounts reinstated.

Reporters for the New York Times, CNN and the Washington Post were among those locked out of their accounts, after Mr Musk accused them of sharing location data about him.

But amid mounting criticism, he asked Twitter users what to do next. And 59% of the 3.6 million who took part voted to lift the ban immediately.

"The people have spoken. Accounts who doxxed my location will have their suspension lifted now," he tweeted. The ban was condemned by the EU and UN.

However, one account, @ElonJet, remains suspended. The account's owner Jack Sweeney, 20, used publicly available flight-tracking information to tweet every time Mr Musk's jet took off and landed.

Mr Musk had blamed the account for an incident involving "a crazy stalker" who he said had accosted his son while travelling in a car.

On Thursday, Mr Musk said legal action was being taken against Mr Sweeney and others. Some of the journalists suspended on Twitter had reported on the incident involving the jet tracking account.