New Twitter CEO Elon Musk reportedly will restore the content moderation tools that he briefly suspended after taking over following a meeting that he had this week with left-wing groups.
Bloomberg News reported that Musk “promised” the groups that he would “restore content moderation tools that had been blocked for some staff by the end of the week.”
Musk’s decision comes after the leaders complained about Musk’s plans “to relax speech protections on the platform and restore the accounts of users who had been removed.”
Free Press’ Jessica Gonzalez said that Musk would “continue consulting with the people of color, religious minorities and people most impacted by hate and disinformation on the platform.”
Musk has not seemed open to listening to constructive criticism on the platform about some of his plans, regardless of whether those making the suggestions are on the political Right or the political Left or somewhere in between. Musk has claimed this is a good thing.
“I’ve seen folks curious why Twitter is relying on the research of Renée DiResta, a high level executive at a firm that bought Russian bot accounts to follow a Republican candidate, in an effort to mislead voters,” political commentator Mike Cernovich tweeted. “Maybe ask Renee why they did this?”
“Why is someone connected to a ‘false flag operation’ (their words) at New Knowledge during the 2018 midterms anywhere near election integrity people at Twitter?” Cernovich asked. “All of this was documented. It’s not a matter of opinion. They b[ought] Russian bots to follow a Republican candidate.”
Cernovich’s remarks are in reference to an explosive report in The New York Times back in 2018 that revealed that a leftist group used the same tactics as Russia to meddle in the Alabama Senate race against Republican nominee Roy Moore, who lost.
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