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Twitter won’t reinstate banned users without ‘clear process’: Musk

Banned accounts will not be allowed to return to Twitter until the social media platform has “a clear process for doing so”, Elon Musk tweeted in the early hours of Wednesday, giving more clarity on the return potential of Twitter’s most famous banned user, the former American. President Donald Trump.

Creating such a process would take at least a few more weeks, Musk tweeted. The new timeline implies that Trump will not return in time for the Nov. 8 midterm elections.

Twitter users, advertisers and his own employees are watching closely for signs of what Musk will do in his first week as Twitter owner. Tesla’s chief executive has previously said Twitter shouldn’t permanently ban users and that it would reverse the ban on Trump, who was suspended over risk of further incitement to violence after the US Capitol riot last year. last.

Musk’s tweets came after he held a call with several civil rights organizations, including Color of Change, the Anti-Defamation League and the NAACP on Tuesday.

During the call, Musk pledged to uphold Twitter’s content moderation policies and uphold the integrity of the election, Rashad Robinson, president of Color of Change, said in an interview.

Musk also reiterated in his tweet on Wednesday that Twitter will create a content moderation council made up of representatives with “widely differing opinions.”

The billionaire expressed during the call that he wanted civil society groups to join the council, Robinson said, adding that talks were still at an early stage.

“Actions will speak louder than words,” he said. “The issues that were discussed at this meeting were just the tip of the iceberg.”

(Reporting by Sheila Dang in Dallas. Editing by Nick Zieminski)

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