New owner Elon Musk refuses to make any changes to Twitter’s content moderation policies
Washington, D.C. Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, became the owner of social media company Twitter on Thursday. He has put an end to speculations of an immediate lifting of bans from previously banned accounts on the social media platform, saying that there will be no changes to Twitter’s content moderation policies for now. Twitter Blocked accounts
Elon Musk has given this information in a few tweets from his Twitter handle a few hours ago.
He wrote in a recent tweet, ‘Let me clarify that we have not yet made any changes to Twitter’s content moderation policies.’
In another tweet a few hours earlier, he announced the creation of a content moderation council. In this tweet, he wrote, Twitter will establish a Content Moderation Council to consider a broad and diverse perspective. No major decisions on content will be made, nor will any accounts be reinstated, prior to a council meeting.
After Elon Musk bought Twitter, there were speculations that the former US President’s Twitter account would be restored. Along with this, Twitter account of India’s popular actress Kangana Ranaut is also suspended. Kangana’s supporters were also demanding Elon Musk to lift the ban but Musk’s latest announcement may disappoint both.
All eyes are now on Elon Musk’s next plans after closing a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion on Friday. People are worried that Twitter’s rules governing foul language and misinformation will be loosened after Elon Musk’s arrival.
As soon as Elon Musk took office, he announced the removal of 3 top executives of the company on Friday. These people include the company’s CEO Parag Agravas, CFO Ned Sehgal and Board Chairman Brett Taylor.