Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has announced that Twitter will establish a “Content Moderation Council,” a body comprised of people with “diverse perspectives” to moderate content on the platform. Essentially, he stated that the council will review and decide whether or not to reinstate accounts that have been banned from the platform.
The council will ostensibly supersede Twitter’s previous content policy, under which many accounts, including that of former US President Donald Trump, were barred from the platform. Musk previously hinted that once he acquired Twitter, he would reverse certain account bans in order to promote free speech on the platform.
What Elon Musk has to say…
Musk announced the council’s formation plans on Twitter, saying, “Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints.” Before that council meets, no major content decisions or account reinstatements will be made.”
Elon Musk announced the completion of the acquisition deal Friday morning, saying that the ‘bird is freed’ in reference to the Twitter logo, after nearly 6 months of back and forth.
Musk immediately fired Twitter’s CEO, Parag Agrawal, as well as other top executives.
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Earlier, Musk stated in a note to Twitter advertisers that he purchased Twitter not for profit but for humanity.
I bought Twitter because I believe it is critical for civilization’s future to have a common digital town square where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner without resorting to violence. “There is currently a significant risk that social media will splinter into far right-wing and far left-wing echo chambers, generating more hate and dividing our society,” he said.