Will Twitter crack down on ‘parody’ accounts? Elon Musk Answers


Elon Musk said Twitter will form a content moderation council. (representative)

Elon Musk said on Sunday that Twitter users posing as a “parody” account will be permanently suspended without warning.

In a separate tweet, Elon Musk said Twitter had previously issued a warning before the suspension, but as Twitter rolls out widespread verification, there will be no warning and “no exceptions.”

“This will be clearly identified as a prerequisite for signing up to Twitter Blue,” said Elon Musk, and adding a name change will cause temporary loss of verified tick.

Twitter updated its app on Apple’s App Store on Saturday to charge $8 for coveted blue checks, in Elon Musk’s first major overhaul of the social media platform.

Tesla Inc boss Musk, who will also serve as Twitter’s CEO, said last month that Twitter will form a content moderation board with “very divergent views”.

“There will be no major content decisions or account recovery before that council meets,” he added.

On the subject of banned accounts, Mr Musk said last week that they will no longer be allowed on Twitter until the social media platform “has a clear process for doing so”.

Creating such a process would take at least a few more weeks, Elon Musk had tweeted, clarifying the possible return of Twitter’s most famous banned user, former US President Donald Donald Trump. The new timeline means Mr Trump will not return in time for the midterm elections on November 8.

Earlier on Sunday, the New York Times reported that Twitter is delaying the rollout of checkmarks for subscribers to its new service until after Tuesday’s midterm elections.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.)

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