Elon Musk Twitter is on a accelerated mode to transform the social media giant, and its public perception. Welcome Ye and establishing a content-moderation council that includes “widely diverse viewpoints,” are on the fast track agenda for the new owner Elon Musk. He however cautioned that the process to restore banned users to the social network immediately is not going to happen soon.
Musk, $44 billion takeover process was completed Thursday, and he had expressed earlier that Twitter’s content moderation standards were too stringent and that he didn’t believe in lifetime bans. To comfort the Users and advertisers Elon has begun his converstation and his ideation of Twitter’s future on Twitter through various interesting tweets such as ” The Bird is Free’ Firing to executives and also sharing a detailed note to Twitter Advertisers.
He also began the review of banned handles, and among them is Elon Musk tweeting ” Welcome Back to twitter my friend Ye’ Kanye West. One have to wait and watch if he will also welcome back Donald Trump and many other social media influencers who were banned by Twitter earlier
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Musk’s take over comes at a challenging time that Twitter is facing after the acqusition itself took a painful journey and eventually getting a closure. Musk wasted no time as he took over stating his arrival ” Sinking in” when he entered the Twitter office. His first big moves: changing the leadership. Exits include Vijaya Gadde, the head of legal, policy and trust; Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, who joined Twitter in 2017; and Sean Edgett, who has been general counsel at Twitter since 2012. Edgett was escorted out of the building, Bloomberg News reported.
Musk also has sent out messages that he is against permanent bans on users because he doesn’t advocate in lifelong restriction or bans according to person of the knowledge.
The biggest outcome of Twitter ban was the banning of Former US President Donald Trump in 2021, citing the “risk of further incitement of violence.” With the former president widely expected to make another run for the White House in 2024, a return to Twitter could offer him an opportunity to accelerate his public relations and connect to US citizens.
In response to a Twitter user complaining about being “shadowbanned, ghostbanned, searchbanned,” as well as having followers removed, Musk said in a tweet on Friday that he will be “digging in more today.”
Musk also tweeted that major policy changes about reinstating banned accounts won’t happen ahead of the formation of the new council. San Francisco-based Twitter already convenes a group of outside experts that advises the company on content moderation, called the Trust and Safety Council.
Musk’s acqusition of Twitter marks the end of nine years of public trading. Twitter debuted with a bang on the New York Stock Exchange in 2013 but failed to outshine other technology stars.
The new leadership is expected to bring about immediate disruption to Twitter’s operations, in part because many of Musk’s ideas for how to change the company are at odds with how it has been run for years. He’s said he wants to ensure “free speech” on the social network.
Furthermore, Musk’s initiatives threaten to bury years of Twitter’s efforts to reduce bullying and abuse on the platform.
The prospect of less restrictive content moderation under Musk’s leadership has prompted concerns that dialogue on the social network will deteriorate, eroding years of efforts by the company and its “trust and safety” team to limit offensive or dangerous posts. On Thursday, Musk posted a note to advertisers seeking to reassure them he doesn’t want Twitter to become a “free-for-all hellscape.”