Elon Musk Takes Over Twitter

Elon Musk has agreed to buy Twitter in exchange for a pledge to minimize restrictions on the platform, prompting concerns about what this means for the “digital town square.”

Human rights organizations are concerned that a lack of moderation may lead to an increase in hate speech. Many Twitter users are also wondering if this implies that accounts that have been suspended by the company will be reinstated.

Donald Trump was the most high-profile person to be suspended.

Human rights groups expressed alarm over hate speech on Twitter following the announcement of the purchase, as well as the authority it would give Mr. Musk, a self-described “free speech absolutist.”

He has been outspoken in his criticism of Twitter’s content moderation rules, stating that the platform must be a true venue for free speech.

He called free expression “the basis of a functioning democracy” in a statement released after the agreement was reached.

In a Twitter thread, Amnesty International said: “We are concerned with any steps that Twitter might take to erode enforcement of the policies and mechanisms designed to protect users.

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