Elon Musk has the final say in decisions regarding Twitter, despite establishing the Content Moderation Council.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Elon Musk’s Content Moderation Council is powerless.
Elon Musk recently revealed to his staff that he will have the ultimate say in what happens on Twitter. So, this means that the platform’s content moderation committee will have similar powers to a paper tiger.
Videos of Musk started appearing on the internet earlier this week. In the video, the Twitter CEO appears to be holding a Zoom meeting for employers on Saturday.
Moreover, during the chat, Musk talked about the content moderation committee he promised at the end of last month.
The 51-year-old billionaire also said there would be a committee, but it was only an advisory vehicle.
Musk also said he would have the power to elect committee members and reject or accept their proposals.
Elon Musk says there will be a content moderation committee for Twitter.
Elon Musk announced late last month that he would set up a content moderation committee on Twitter.
Additionally, the committee’s main goal is to appease concerned platform users about misinformation/hate messages on microblogging sites.
Musk said at the time that ‘Twitter will form a content moderation committee with a wide variety of perspectives’.
“To be clear, we haven’t changed Twitter’s content moderation policy yet,” he added.
But since announcing the board, Musk has made some seemingly erratic decisions on Twitter.
In case you didn’t know, Twitter’s new owners have suspended and restored users from the platform.
Meanwhile, he launched a poll on Twitter and asked users if they should reinstate Donald Trump over the weekend.
Musk appears to have approved the return of the former US president after a tiny majority in online voting gave him a thumbs-up.
It’s important to note here that Musk never said he would follow the majority in online voting.
Moreover, many users believe that Trump will return to the platform despite initially being reluctant to reach out to voters.
Meanwhile, the situation on Twitter is very similar to the Wild West era, with Musk continuing to serve as sheriff, mayor, and governor.