Elon Musk announced on Wednesday that people banned from Twitter will not be able to return until the social network establishes a process to do so, which will take at least several weeks.
That means those expelled from the platform for violating Twitter’s rules about harassment, violence or the spread of misinformation – about elections, COVID and other topics – will not be returned before next Tuesday’s elections in the United States. Will be able to return
The announcement made after Musk, who took over twitter After buying it for $44 billion, he tweeted that he had met with some civil society leaders “on how Twitter will continue to combat hate and harassment and how it will enforce its electoral integrity standards.”
Jessica Gonzalez, a lawyer and co-director of the Free Press activist group, said those who attended Tuesday’s meeting asked Musk not to allow banned users to return before the election.
Attendees – including leaders from the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League and Color of Change – also demanded that Twitter have a transparent process for restoring banned user accounts.
Musk has publicly said he would allow former President Donald Trump to return, although Trump, who often promotes his own truth social platform, has given no indication whether he will return.
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