Musk’s Twitter account has dissolved the trust and safety council.
In order to handle issues like hate speech, child exploitation, suicide, self-harm, and other issues on the platform, the firm established the council in 2016.Musk’s Twitter account has dissolved.
On Monday night, the council was supposed to meet with Twitter officials. However, according to some participants, Twitter told the group through email that it was dissolving just before the scheduled meeting.
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The council members talked to The Associated Press (AP) under the condition of anonymity out of concern for reprisal. They supplied screenshots of the email via Twitter.
This new action by Twitter comes as concerns about online safety grow and the platform itself is in turmoil as a result of Musk’s $44 billion acquisition and his subsequent elimination of thousands of positions across the board.
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After facing opposition from businesses and free speech advocates, the UK government announced at the end of November that it was abandoning plans to require tech companies to remove internet content that is “harmful but legal.” This prompted advocates for stronger regulations to charge that the government was “watering down” the bill’s effectiveness in addressing serious issues with harmful content.
With the announcement yesterday that the EU had finally reached an agreement in principle to send an 18 billion euro (£15.4 billion) financial aid package to Ukraine and to approve a minimum tax on major corporations, Twitter and other social media companies remain in the crosshairs of the EU.
The other member states’ concerns that the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orban, had strayed from the democratic rule of law and was misusing his veto rights in order to gain assistance monies for his nation had put the treaties in peril.
Ironically, the EU’s Czech president celebrated the agreement on Twitter with the remark, “Megadeal!”