The Financial Times reported Wednesday that Twitter Inc. is reviewing its policies to permanently ban users, possibly bringing its content moderation in line with Elon Musk’s vision for the social media platform.
The newspaper, citing several people familiar with the situation, said Twitter is exploring whether there is another content moderation tool that could replace the ban, its harshest penalty for violating the rules.
Back in May, shortly after he struck a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter, Musk promised changes to the social media platform’s content moderation practices.
Musk, who calls himself a free speech autocrat, had also said he would reverse Twitter’s ban on former US President Donald Trump.
However, the FT report said any policy change would be unlikely to pave the way for Trump’s return to the platform as Twitter is considering rolling back sanctions issued for violating its policy against inciting violence. not doing.
The report said employees are looking into areas where they believe Twitter has restricted users for lesser offences, such as sharing misleading information.
Twitter banned Kanye West’s account over the weekend, saying it removed the post by the rapper, which online users denounced as anti-Semitic.
Representatives for Twitter and Donald Trump did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.
Twitter said it first appeared on BGR India to review policies surrounding the permanent user ban.