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Twitter reviews policies around permanent user bans

2022-10-12 17:53 by


Twitter is reassessing its policies around permanent user bans amid Elon Musk's protracted attempts to buy social media platform for $44 billion, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

Twitter has been exploring if there are other content moderation tools that could replace a ban, its harshest penalty for violating rules, the newspaper said, citing multiple people familiar with the situation.

After signing a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter in May, Elon Musk had pledged changes to the social media platform's content moderation practices. He also said he would reverse Twitter's ban on former US President Donald Trump.

However, any change is unlikely to pave the way for a return to the platform for Trump, the report said, as removing bans for breaching of its policy against inciting violence is not under consideration.

Twitter permanently suspended Trump from the platform in January 2021 "due to the risk of further incitement of violence" in the wake of the attempted insurrection at the US Capitol.

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