Twitter Revises its rules Regarding Indefinite user Bans – FT
Twitter Inc. is reviewing its policies on permanently banning users.
Twitter Inc is reviewing its policies on permanently banning users, which could bring moderation of its content online with Elon Musk’s vision for the social media platform, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.
The newspaper, citing several people familiar with the situation, said Twitter is exploring whether other content moderation tools could replace the ban, which is the harshest penalty for breaking the rules.
In May, shortly after signing a $44 billion deal to buy the app, Musk pledged to make changes to the social media platform’s content editing practices.
Musk, who calls himself absolute free speech, said he would rescind the Twitter ban against former US President Donald Trump.
However, the Financial Times report said any change in policy is unlikely to pave the way for Trump’s return to the platform because Twitter is not considering undoing the ban issued for violating its policy against incitement to violence.
The report added that employees are looking into areas where they feel the app has banned users for lesser crimes, such as sharing misleading information.
“Our core principles – choice, control, transparency, legality, and fairness – have guided our work for years, and as the public conversation continues to evolve, our approach will also change,” a company spokesman told Reuters.
Twitter restricted Kanye West’s account over the weekend, saying it had removed posts from the rapper that netizens denounced as anti-Semitic.
Representatives for Donald Trump did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
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