Elon Musk restores some blocked Twitter accounts.
However, Musk’s most recent Twitter rule modification allows some problematic users who had previously been suspend to rejoin. In a post on Friday, Elon Musk declared his intention to allow several previously blocked Twitter accounts to reappear. Elon Musk restores some blocked Twitter accounts.
These accounts include those of the contentious comic Kathy Griffin, motivational speaker Jordan Peterson, and satirical website The Babylon Bee. Donald Trump, a former US president and contender for president in 2025, has not yet been decided to return to Twitter, according to the new CEO of the social media platform.
Musk also discussed the most recent iteration of Twitter’s content moderation guidelines, which appear to ensure “freedom of expression” but not “freedom of reach.” The billionaire said that any hateful and bad tweets will now be “max deboosted and demonetised,” meaning they might not appear in users’ feeds and won’t get any attention or promotion but will still be there on the site. Users will need to conduct a particular search for these tweets in order to find them. Musk clarified in a subsequent Tweet that this regulation only applies to specific tweets, not to whole accounts.
Early in November, shortly after Elon Musk decid to allow anyone with a Twitter Blue subscription to receive a blue checkmark, Kathy Griffin was bann from Twitter for impersonating him.
She was one of several who used the commotion over the new checkmark policy for hilarious effect. Twitter Blue has also been suspend due to rampant abuse and the temporary implementation of a supplementary designation for verified users.
While conservative satirical magazine The Bablyon Bee declined to take down a tweet making fun of a transgender US federal government official, prominent personality Jordan Peterson was bann from Twitter earlier this year for breaking the platform’s hate speech policy.
Elon Musk has criticized Twitter’s handling of censorship both before and after he purchased the company. Musk, a self-described “free speech absolutist,” has said he would permit former US President Donald Trump to use the service once more. Trump was expell for allegedly encouraging assaults on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, although he is now running for president once again after recently announcing his intention to do so in 2024.
In addition, Musk announced the creation of a “Content Moderation Council” to make decisions about account suspensions and reinstatements. It is unclear, however, if this council has actually been establish or whether it had any influence on the restoration of three well-known accounts.