Twitter is reviewing policies on permanent user bans

Twitter Inc is reviewing its policy on permanently banning users and may align its content moderation with Elon Musk’s vision for the social media platform, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

Twitter has been investigating whether there are other content moderation tools that could replace a ban, the harshest penalty for rule-breaking, the newspaper said, citing several people familiar with the situation.

Back in May, shortly after signing a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter, Musk pledged changes to the social media platform’s content moderation practices.

Musk, who describes himself as a free speech absolutist, had also announced that he would reverse the ban on Twitter against former US President Donald Trump.

However, the FT report said a change in policy would likely not pave the way for Trump’s return to the platform, as Twitter is not considering reversing bans imposed for violating its policy on inciting violence.

Staff are reviewing areas where they believe Twitter has banned users for minor crimes, such as: B. Sharing misleading information, the report added.

“Our core principles of choice and control, transparency, legitimacy and fairness have guided our work for years, and as the public debate evolves, so will our approach,” the company spokesman told Reuters.

Twitter restricted Kanye West’s account over the weekend, saying it had removed posts by the rapper that online users had condemned as anti-Semitic.

Donald Trump officials did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.

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