FAST FIVE: Elon Musk Says "Coalition Of Political Groups" Behind Lack Of Moderation Council
Musk was responding to a Twitter user who accused him of penning a “completely fictional” tweet regarding the establishment of a moderation council.
“A large coalition of political/social activist groups agreed not to try to kill Twitter by starving us of advertising revenue if I agreed to this condition,” Musk wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
The watchdog had been suspended from the platform since 2021 after its founder, James O'Keefe, shared a video of Facebook Vice President Guy Rosen admitting that the tech giant has a system “that is able to freeze commenting on threads in cases where our systems are detecting that there may be a thread that has hate speech or violence.” Over the weekend, the new Twitter owner also reinstated former US President Donald Trump's account nearly two years after he was banned from the site.
Earlier this month, Musk claimed that Twitter's revenue was declining because of “activist groups pressuring advertisers, even though nothing has changed with content moderation and we did everything we could to appease the activists.” “Extremely messed up.
They're trying to destroy free speech in America,” Musk said.