Suspended Twitter accounts won't be reinstated for several weeks
The Donald Trump fans aren't close to seeing the former US president again on Twitter.
Elon Musk, new owner of Twitter, assured on Wednesday that the accounts that had been suspended from the social network would not be restored for “a few weeks”, an important decision a few days before the election midterm in the United States.
Twitter will not allow anyone who has been removed from the platform for breaking its rules to re-enter until we have a clear process for doing so, which will take at least a few more weeks, tweeted the whimsical billionaire.
The businessman then recalled his plan to form a content moderation council, made up of representatives with very divergent opinions, which will certainly include the civil rights community and groups facing the crisis. hate-motivated violence.
Mr. Musk's pledge means, among other things, that former US President Donald Trump will not be back on Twitter until after the US election. mid-term next Tuesday.
Mr. Trump was ousted from the platform shortly after the Capitol stormed in January 2021, accused of calling on his fans to violence.
The former Republican president has since claimed that he will never return to Twitter, after launching his social network, Truth Social, to the still confidential hearing. Many believe, however, that Donald Trump would have difficulty resisting the urge to return to Twitter, where he had more than 80 million subscribers before being banned.
Asked about this permanent suspension, Mr. Musk had considered in May that it was a morally wrong and foolish decision in the extreme.
Since he acquired Twitter, Elon Musk has drawn the ire of several organizations and personalities who are worried about a relaxation of the policy of moderation, leaving the voice to the most extremist speeches.
A collective of nearly 50 associations for the defense of democracy, the fight against disinformation and even media monitoring has signed an open letter sent to the 20 most important advertising companies on Twitter, warning them that the promises of x27;Elon Musk of a platform that would remain warm and welcoming to everyone was absolutely not an accurate representation of his plans for Twitter.
Interpellating in particular Coca-Cola, Google , but also Disney, the coalition urges these major groups to inform Elon Musk that they will cease all advertising on Twitter globally if he goes through with his plan to undermine brand safety. and community standards, including the termination of content moderation.
In a tweet published overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, Elon Musk said he had spoken with several heads of & #x27;defense association Minority Rights Panel on how Twitter would continue to address hate and harassment, and enforce its Election Integrity Policy.