Newly minted Chief Twit Elon Musk has established himself as moderator-in-chief of one of the most important social media sites in American politics, days after taking control of the platform and a week before the country’s midterm elections.
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Operator for complaints from Twitter
As first reported by the AP, Musk has stated that he will wait to form a “content moderation board” with different perspectives before making major content decisions and reinstating banned accounts. However, his previous statements have shown otherwise.
He has had direct conversations with political personalities on the right who are pushing for fewer restrictions, including a Republican running for secretary of state in Arizona, who Musk credits for allowing him to resume tweeting after his account was suspended on Monday, October 31. .
In fact, the billionaire has his profile to “Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator” and added a photo of herself as a small child with a phone.
On his first full day as a Twitter owner last week, Musk began the anticipated interventions. A conservative political podcaster cited instances where the platform favored liberal views over conservative ones, while covertly suppressing the former.
However, Twitter’s previous administrators dismissed these claims as baseless, but Musk said he would consider diving in.
Jordan Peterson’s daughter also begged Musk to reinstate her father’s account after his tweet about transgender actor Elliot Page violating Twitter’s hateful behavior policy.
Peterson is a Canadian psychologist known for his opposition to “politically correct” culture and feminism. His views are also popular among ring wing activists.
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Musk released an open letter to advertisers before officially taking it over on Twitter last Friday, promising that he would prevent the platform from becoming a “free-for-all hellscape” while promoting free speech on the platform. .
He also came under fire for suggesting that he would charge users $8 for a coveted verified blue tick.
However, some have expressed doubts about Musk’s era on Twitter, and one of them is Tesla’s rival, General Motors. The company stopped advertising on Twitter because it observes the platform under the billionaire.
Other companies are also under pressure to re-evaluate their plans as to whether they should continue to place ads on the platform.
More than 30 advocacy groups urged Twitter’s top 20 advertisers in an open letter they published Tuesday to stop using the platform for advertising if Musk’s management weakens “brand safety” and content moderation.
Musk has previously said he wants to relax content restrictions and lift permanent bans imposed on accounts that have been removed from the network, such as former President Donald Trump, who was banned from Twitter after violating rules of violent incitement during the Capital. Riot on January 6th
His previous “free speech for all” sentiments for the app sparked concern among activist organizations, who claimed Musk would turn Twitter into a “megaphone for extremists” by reversing policies that banned users from spreading hate speech and false information.
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