“Chief Twit” Elon Musk who took over the micro-blogging site on October 28 today informed tweeples that the company has not yet changed its content policy. The policy would not be changed till there is a content moderation council in place.
He tweeted early morning today, “To be super clear, we have not yet made any changes to Twitter’s content moderation policies·”
As per Musk’s last Twitter update the company will be forming a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints. No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.”
While a section of netizens celebrated Musk’s takeover as they belief it would allow for greater space for freedom of speech, others were worried about how this change would impact hate speech policy.
Musk also clarified that he had no hand in the restoration of controversial rapper Kanye West’s account. It was done before the completion of the platform’s $44 billion takeover on Thursday. “They did not consult with or inform me,” Musk wrote in a tweet.
According to reports, Musk plans to revoke the policy of putting permanent bans on users. “Because he does not believe in lifelong prohibitions,” said the source cited above.
If it happens, former US president Donald Trump and other people shunted out of Twitter earlier may be allowed to return to the platform. However, the source said it was not clear whether the policy would include Trump.