After a commitment to create Twitter A bastion of “freedom of speech”. Elon Musk announced a new policy on Sunday that will remove accounts that engage in the type of “impersonation” that comedians and others have used in recent days to humorously protest the takeover of the social network.
“Going forward, any Twitter handle that engages in impersonation without clearly stating ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended,” Musk tweeted Sunday evening.
The mogul said that even if users received a warning before the suspension, “there will be no warning.”
As a pseudo-Musk, Griffin pushed his audience to vote Democratic in the upcoming midterm elections. “After the most spirited discussion with the women in my life,” My life on the D-list In a tweet, the star wrote, “I’ve decided it’s only fair to vote for their choice in blue (they’re hot girls too, btw.).”
After Griffin’s suspension, Musk joked that he was banned for “acting like a comedian.”
Parody bans follow—and apparently contradict—Oct. Musk’s promise on the 28th was that no “major content decisions” would occur before he formed a “content review panel with widely divergent perspectives.”
Musk posted on Sunday night: “My commitment to free speech extends to not banning my account following my flight, even if it is a direct personal security risk.”
Twitter, he said, “should become the most accurate source of information about the world.” That is our mission. Widespread vetting will democratize journalism and empower the voice of the people.
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