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Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, has stated unequivocally that he has made no changes to the social media platform’s content moderation policies

Mr Musk had previously tweeted that those banned from the site would not be
reinstated until a “content moderation council” reviewed their case.
He followed up with more information a few hours later, stating in a post,
“To be super clear, we have not yet made any changes to Twitter’s content
moderation policies.”
The 51-year-old also responded to a conservative journalist’s suggestion
that Twitter have “different game modes.
PvP Twitter is where you can start beefing and mobbing each other on
verified personal accounts,” Cosmin Dzsurdzsa, a researcher at Canadian
right-wing media outlet True North, tweeted. Twitter roleplaying is
restricted to anonymous accounts with minimal moderation. Normal Twitter is
reserved for everyone else, with strict moderation.”
“Something like this makes sense,” Mr Musk responded.
Twitter employees and users had been waiting for Mr Musk to provide more
information about his plans for the platform, amid concerns about his
support for loosening content moderation and reversing permanent bans on
controversial accounts.
His latest remarks appear to indicate that several high-profile and
polarising figures who had previously been banned, including former US
President Donald Trump, will not be returning to Twitter anytime soon.
Mr Musk stated on Twitter, “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.”
After completing his high-profile 44 billion dollar (£38 billion) takeover
of the social media giant, Mr Musk was expected to address employees at the
company’s headquarters in San Francisco on Friday.
It comes after it was reported that Mr Musk is set to take over as CEO of
Twitter, replacing Parag Agrawal, who was one of several senior executives
who were fired as the takeover was completed, but may eventually relinquish
the position in the long run.
According to Bloomberg, Tesla CEO Elon Musk intends to eliminate permanent
bans on user accounts because he does not believe in lifelong suspensions.
This would imply that people who had previously been barred from returning,
including Mr Trump, would be permitted to do so.
This stance has alarmed online safety advocates as well as many Twitter
users, who have expressed reservations about Mr Musk’s goal of allowing
“absolute free speech” on the platform.
His most recent comments imply that the “content moderation council” may
have a say in content and account reinstatement decisions.
Mr Trump said on his own Truth Social platform on Friday that he was “very
happy Twitter is now in sane hands,” but he did not comment on any
potential return, instead praising his own app, which was launched after
his Twitter ban.
Given the size and importance of the platform in modern online life, London
Mayor Sadiq Khan said any decision to allow banned users back on the site
should be made “incredibly carefully and in direct consultation with
Mr Musk announced the completion of his long-awaited takeover of the social
media giant with a tweet shortly before 5 a.m. UK time on Friday: “the bird
is freed,” referring to Twitter’s bird logo.
On Friday, the US Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed that Twitter
had been delisted from the New York Stock Exchange as Mr Musk took the
company private.
A US court had set a Friday deadline for Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to
complete his acquisition of the platform.
Meanwhile, many users have threatened to leave Twitter if Mr Musk follows
through on his plans for content moderation and the restoration of banned
However, the billionaire has taken steps to assuage these fears.
On Thursday, he issued a statement to Twitter’s advertisers in which he
stated that he was acquiring the platform because he felt it was important
to have a space where “a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy

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