This is Twitter’s new boss Elon Musk’s second big decision (TWTR) .
rear firing From the outset, CEO Parag Agrawal and other CEOs have been whimsical and charismatic entrepreneurs who have left their mark on social media without delay.
He gave us an idea of how content posted on the platform would be moderated.
Musk has reinstated the account of rapper and businessman Ye, formerly known as Kanye West.
Ye’s account resurfaced on Twitter on October 28 after being banned from Twitter following anti-Semitic remarks.
However, it is currently difficult to determine whether Twitter allows Ye’s tweets.
However, Musk said in a tweet that Twitter made the decision to restore Ye’s account without consulting him.
“Ye’s account was restored by Twitter before the acquisition. They didn’t consult or notify me,” the billionaire said when asked by a user.
The problem with this line of defense is that the musician’s account didn’t appear on Twitter until October 28th.
By comparison, the account of former President Donald Trump @RealDonaldTrump, who was banned after the events on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021, has yet to appear.
A search by The Street brought up a screen that said, “Your account has been suspended.”
Musk Against Permanent Ban
Musk has criticized the ban and said he would reinstate Trump once he owns the company. Musk, who is also the head of the rocket company SpaceX, believes nearly all opinions are welcome as long as they don’t violate the law.
However, he withdrew his position somewhat on October 27th.
“Twitter obviously can’t be a free hell where anything you say has no consequences!” he wrote to advertisers. “In addition to complying with national laws, our platform is a warm and welcoming one where you can choose the experience you want according to your preferences, just like watching a movie or playing a video game. It must be, from a wide range of ages to adults.”
But Mr. Musk has always argued against a permanent Twitter ban.
The billionaire announced on October 28 that it has set up a content moderation council and that no decisions regarding banned accounts will be made until the council convenes.
“Twitter will form a content moderation council with broad and diverse perspectives. No major content decisions or account reinstatements will be made before that council convenes,” he tweeted. .
However, Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter suggests that racist, hateful and bullying posts may be making their way back to the social network after months of efforts to clean it from the platform. causing concern.
Many people close to Democrats fear he will revive the testimony of conspiracy theorists and right-wing extremists.
Ye was banned from Instagram and Twitter after making anti-Semitic remarks in early October. Nearly all of his business partners, Adidas, Gap and Balenciaga, have dropped him.
However, the rapper has announced that it will acquire social network Parler, a bastion of conservatives.
However, after the announcement, Musk posted a message. was suggested A possible collaboration between him and Ye.
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