Elon Musk Announces Twitter Has Plans to Build “Content Moderation Council”

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Elon Musk announced he would form a Twitter “content moderation council” on Friday, following his takeover of the social media behemoth, in a staggering $44 billion deal.

The new owner of Twitter tweeted that the council would consist of people who hold “widely diverse viewpoints.”

Musk said: “No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.” He added: “To be super clear, we have not yet made any changes to Twitter’s content moderation policies.” 

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 The billionaire’s comments took place shortly after he took control of the company. The mega-billionaire also shared other ideas about how content on the site could be moderated. 

One user commenting on Twitter’s plans for the council said Facebook had an oversight board, but it had failed to please either side of the political spectrum.

Musk responded and suggested users in the future could select “which version of Twitter you want” and likened it to a “movie maturity rating.” He said the tweet rating could be “self-selected” and “modified by user feedback.”