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Twitter to Form a ‘Content Moderation Board’ to Consider Unblocking Accounts, Elon Musk Tweets


Elon Musk tweeted that Twitter will form a ‘Content Moderation Board’ made up of people with ‘broadly diverse views’. One of the main functions of this panel will be to review the removal of the accounts of those who have been permanently suspended. According to Musk’s tweet, there would be no major decisions about content moderation or reinstatement of blocked accounts without that panel. This suggests that rumors of unblocking controversial users, potentially including former US President Donald Trump, are not going to happen all of a sudden and may not happen at all. Musk has previously indicated that he considers the account bans contrary to his pledge to free speech and that he envisions Twitter as a digital “public square”.

Elon Musk took over ownership of Twitter to terrible effect on Thursday. Soon after signing the deal, he fired top executives including Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal and legal affairs and policy director Vijaya Gadde, according to reports. people familiar with the matter. He accused them of misleading him and Twitter investors about the number of fake accounts on the platform.

“The bird is free,” he tweeted shortly after completing the acquisition on Thursday, referring to Twitter’s bird logo in an apparent nod to his desire to see justice. company has fewer restrictions on what can be posted.

However, the CEO of electric carmaker Tesla and a self-described libertarian also said he wants to prevent the platform from becoming a reverberation chamber for hate and speech. divide.

Other goals include wanting to “beat” Twitter spam bots and make the algorithms that determine how content is shown to its users public.

However, Musk has yet to give details on how he will achieve all of this and who will run the company.

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