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‘No banned account restoration before…’: Elon Musk announces content moderation council for Twitter


Elon Musk tweeted on Friday that Twitter will form a content moderation board “with widely diverse views.” Musk said that there will be no major decisions on content or account recovery before the panel convenes.

“Twitter will form a content moderation committee with widely diverse views. No major content decisions or account recovery will occur before that panel convenes,” Elon Musk wrote. on Twitter.

New owner Elon Musk on Friday announced he would be forming a “content moderation committee” at Twitter to review future policy on posting and reinstating banned accounts.

Inundated with requests from banned accounts

According to a report on ReutersBillionaire Elon Musk has been inundated with requests and demands from fake and banned account holders as well as world leaders.

The series of requests underscore the challenge Elon Musk faces – balancing his promise to restore freedom of speech while preventing the platform from becoming a “hell scene,” as he claimed in a letter. Open to advertisers on Thursday.

Former US President Donald Trump, who was permanently banned from Twitter for allegedly inciting violence following the riots in the capital on January 6, 2021, welcomed the takeover, but said little about returning. Twitter. “I’m glad Twitter is now in sane hands and will no longer be run by Left-wing tyrants and people who truly hate our country.”

Others asked Musk to reverse the penalties imposed by the social media platform. In response to @catturd2, an anonymous account with 852,000 followers, known to be a big supporter of Trump’s election fraud claims and who said it was “banned”, Musk tweeted “I will learn more today.”

Does this reduce the ‘fake accounts’ problem?

Twitter’s never-ending battle against spam accounts is currently a problem for new owner Elon Musk, who pledged in April to defeat bot scourge or “try to die!”

He later cited the bot as a reason to back away from buying the social platform. Now that the billionaire has closed the deal, he’s faced with the task of delivering on his promise to wipe out the fake profiles that have preoccupied him and rattled Twitter long before he did. expressed interest in acquiring it.

“The bigger picture in my mind is: How do we make Twitter a better place for people,” said bot counting expert Emilio Ferrara, who worked over the summer to investigate the issue. for Musk. He cites “the value of this platform as a social experience, as a collective place for civilized discussion and free conversation without interference by nefarious accounts” or scams, spam, content, etc. pornography and harassment.

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