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A second edition of the “Twitter Files” claimed to disclose that the corporate has “secret blacklists”, which observers say sound highly just like the billionaire’s own policies.
Former Recent York Times opinion columnist Bari Weiss presented a series of cases during which Twitter has limited the distribution and advice of certain tweets.
In a series of tweets, she explained the previous management’s position of reducing the visibility of Twitter users who violated company policies and highlighted conservative activist Charlie Kirk and Chaya Raichik, who operates the Libsoftiktok account as examples of those punished by the corporate.
Ms Weiss wrote within the 30-tweet thread that Twitter had a team of employees who built blacklists, prevented particular tweets from trending and limited the visibility of topics or accounts.
Mr Musk reluctantly bought the corporate for $44bn and promised to guard free speech on the platform in any respect costs, allowing the return of banned users resembling former president Donald Trump.
And last month, as advertisers fled from Twitter amid uncertainty on content moderation as 1000’s of members of staff were fired, Mr Musk insisted that the corporate was still committed to stopping certain tweets from being amplified.
“Recent Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach,” Mr Musk tweeted last month.
Recent Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach.
Negative/hate tweets can be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter.
You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which isn’t any different from remainder of Web.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 18, 2022
“Negative/hate tweets can be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter.
“You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which isn’t any different from remainder of Web.”
The second instalment of Twitter Files, got here after newsletter writer Matt Taibbi wrote in regards to the ways during which Twitter limited access to a Recent York Post article on Hunter Biden’s laptop, weeks before the 2020 presidential election won by his father, Joe Biden.
Following Weiss’s report, Mr Musk tweeted, “Twitter is working on a software update that may show your true account status, so clearly should you’ve been shadowbanned, the explanation why and the way to appeal.”