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Twitter to form ‘content moderation council’ says Elon Musk

Musk's comments came a day after he completed the $44 billion acquisition of the social media giant.

The Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, who is now in charge of Twitter, recently tweeted that Twitter is forming a “content moderation council.”

“The council will have widely diverse viewpoints and no major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes,” Musk added.

His tweet came after rapper Kanye West, also known as Ye, appeared to have his account reinstated. Ye was locked out of his Twitter and Instagram accounts this month for making antisemitic remarks.

Musk said Ye’s account was restored by Twitter before he completed his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter on Thursday. “They did not consult with or inform me,” Musk tweeted.

Musk intends to do away with permanent bans on users because he doesn’t believe in lifelong prohibitions, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

Musk after the acquisition immediately fired CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, general counsel Sean Edgett and head of legal, policy and trust Vijaya Gadde.

Diversity groups are worried about Musk relaxing content moderation and reversing bans on accounts suspended for inciting violence. They are raising concerns about the safety of minorities on Twitter now that Musk has taken over.

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