Elon Musk shares an update on Twitter’s content moderation policies
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Saturday that Twitter will have its own content moderation council to make important moderation decisions on the platform. The new Twitter owner said that no major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.
Musk said, “Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints. To be super clear, we have not yet made any changes to Twitter’s content moderation policies.”
Musk will also have tighter control over Twitter. Twitter will likely form a new board after the current members dissolve. Musk is likely to take over as Twitter CEO for the time being.
Musk aims to make Twitter a platform for free speech, saying that he would consider letting former US president Donald Trump back onto the platform.
However, it now appears that the content moderation council will take decisions on reinstating banned accounts.
Meta has a similar Oversight Board that rules Facebook’s platform and moderation decisions.
Musk has taken the micro-blogging website private and the company’s stock will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange on November 8, according to a new filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Twitter delisting will take place on the same day as the US midterm elections.
“The New York Stock Exchange hereby notifies the SEC of its intention to remove the entire class of the stated securities from listing and registration on the Exchange at the opening of business on November 08, 2022,” read the SEC filing.
Meanwhile, General Motors has temporarily paused paid advertising on Twitter, as the automaker wants to understand the direction the micro-blogging platform will take under Elon Musk.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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