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Elon Musk says banned Twitter users won’t be allowed back before midterm

No one who has been “de-platformed” for breaching the rules, according to Musk, will be permitted to return until after a procedure, which will take weeks.

Elon Musk, the new head of Twitter, said that users who have been “de-platformed” won’t be able to return for at least a few weeks, thereby ruling out the possibility of returning users like former President Donald Trump before the midterm elections.

After seeing a post from Twitter’s head of safety and integrity concerning efforts to influence talks about the upcoming 2022 midterm elections, Musk tweeted about the procedure.

Musk tweeted in the early hours of Wednesday, “Twitter will not let anybody who was de-platformed for breaking Twitter rules back on the platform until we have a clear mechanism for doing so, which will take at least a few more weeks.”

He said that a council for content moderation would include individuals with diverse viewpoints, “which would undoubtedly include the civil rights community and organizations that deal with hate-fueled violence.”

Following his supporter assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, Trump was indefinitely banned from Twitter.

In April, Musk agreed to acquire Twitter for $44 billion, then claimed he was attempting to cancel the transaction, and finally said in a letter that month that he would still buy the company for that sum. His purchase agreement for the platform was completed last week.

It doesn’t seem like Musk has made any mention of who could be permitted back since the acquisition.

In May, Musk said that if Trump successfully accomplished his plan to acquire the business, he would reinstate him on Twitter. Prior to that, Trump claimed to be dedicated to his Truth Social platform when he told Fox News in April that he wouldn’t rejoin Twitter even if it were resurrected.

He made mentioned concerns about Trump on Monday. “Twitter would be minting money if I had a dime for every time someone asked me whether Trump is coming back on this platform,” he tweeted.

Source: NBC News

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Written by Alex Bruno

Freelance space writer Alex Bruno specializes in covering China's quickly expanding space industry. In 2021, he started writing for SpaceXMania. He also contributes to publications including SpaceNews, IEEE Spectrum, National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, and New Scientist. When Alex was a small child, he first experienced the space bug after seeing Voyager photographs of alien planets in our solar system. When not in space, Alex likes to go trail jogging in the Finnish countryside.

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