After a survey on the social network, he made the decision to restore them. He reported that he plans to implement a battery of measures.
Elon Musk assured that it will give “amnesty” to the accounts of Twitter suspended, which online safety experts frown upon, predicting that it will “spur an increase in harassment, hate speech and misinformation.”
The new owner of Twitter announced it this Thursday after he did a survey on his account of that social network, about the reincorporation of users that they “have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam”. The yes vote was just over 72%.
“The people have spoken. The amnesty starts next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei” Musk tweeted using a Latin phrase meaning “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”
Musk used the same phrase after posting a similar poll last weekend before reinstating the former US president’s account. donald trumpwhich Twitter had shut down for encouraging the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021. Trump has said he will not return to Twitter, but did not delete his account.
Since Musk took control of Twitter a month ago, groups that monitor the platform for racism, anti-Semitism and other toxic language they say it increased.
The rise in harmful content is due in large part to the disarray that followed Musk’s decision to fire half of the company’s 7,500 workers, as well as top executives, and then issue a series of ultimatums that prompted their resignations. of hundreds of other people.
An undisclosed number of outside workers responsible for content moderation were also laid off.
Among those who resigned due to a lack of faith in Musk’s will to prevent Twitter from becoming a chaos of wild speech is Twitter’s head of trust and security, Yoel Roth. Big advertisers also left the platform.
On October 28, the day after taking control, Musk tweeted that suspended accounts would not be reinstated until Twitter formed a “content moderation advice” composed of people with diverse points of view who would consider the cases.
On Tuesday he said he was backing off that promise because he had agreed to it at the insistence of “a large coalition of political and social activist groups” who later “broke the deal” by urging advertisers to stop giving Twitter their business, at least temporarily.
A day earlier, Twitter reactivated the personal account of the US federal representative marjorie taylorwhich was removed in January for violating the platform’s COVID misinformation rules.
According to the AP agency, Musk became increasingly friendly on Twitter with right-wing personalities.
Ahead of this month’s US midterm elections, he urged “independent-minded” people to vote Republican.
A hacker available
Among the battery of measures that Musk plans to execute on Twitter are the reduction of staff, marathon work days, return to 100% face-to-face, encrypted voice and video calls, postponement of the relaunch of the payment verification service and an improvement in the Social network search engine.
Now he once again summoned a famous hacker named George Hotzfamous for performing jailbreaks (the process of removing some of the limitations imposed by a device) on an iPhone with iOS system and reverse engineering processes on Playstation 3.
Hotz, known as Geohot, is the founder of Comma.ai, a company that develops autopilot systems for cars. In 2015 Musk tried to hire him for Tesla, but they did not end well since, according to the hacker, Elon changed the contract conditions several times.
As George Hotz explains on his Twitter profile, he will be working for a season at the microblogging company. His task will be to fix its search function, as well as remove the message that prevents the user from browsing the service on the web without logging in. For 12 weeks, he will dive into the platform to improve the service.
With information from agencies