According to a report in the Financial Times, Twitter Inc. is now revising its policy on permanently banning users in an effort to perhaps bring its content moderation in line with the vision that Elon Musk has for the social media network.
The newspaper said, citing numerous individuals who are aware with the matter, that Twitter has been investigating whether or whether there are alternative content moderation methods that may replace a suspension, which is the platform’s worst punishment for breaching its rules.
Back in May, not long after finalising a deal to purchase Twitter for $44 billion, Elon Musk made a commitment to alter the way that material is moderated on the social media network.
Musk, who describes himself as a “absolute free speechist,” has previously said that he would remove Twitter’s ban on former President of the United States Donald Trump.
According to the article, however, it is very doubtful that any policy change would make it possible for Trump to return to the platform since Twitter is not contemplating rolling back bans that were granted for violating its policy against encouraging violence.
According to the article, employees are investigating areas in which they believe that Twitter may have banned users for smaller offences, such as publishing material that is deceptive.
Over the weekend, Twitter disabled Kanye West’s account after claiming to have deleted anti-Semitic tweets from the rapper’s account that were deemed offensive by other Twitter users.
The requests for comments made by reporter were not immediately met with a response from either Twitter or officials of Donald Trump.
Published at : 25 Oct 2022 09:52 AM (IST)