Elon Musk, the man who is gunning for the fastest time to raze Twitter to the ground, has restored the accounts of Donald Trump, Andrew Tate and Jordan Peterson among other individuals who had been previously banned from the website.
“New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach,” announced Musk on 18 November, arguing that you’ll only see a “negative” Tweet on your timeline if you seek it out. “Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter.” Of course, there were then concerns over what constitutes a “negative/hate” Tweet seeing that the new CEO sacked approximately 20 employees for criticising him on the website or in Twitter’s Slack.
This is how Musk celebrated his arrival to Twitter as the new owner of the platform – it’s side-splittingly hilarious:
Musk has also said that he doesn’t actually desire to be a CEO of any company – in spite of firing the Twitter CEO almost instantaneously after the ink had dried on the agreements – and has had to say goodbye to hundreds of employees who took his offer to resign if they didn’t want to be part of the “hardcore” future of the website. This approach apparently allows figures like Donald Trump and Andrew Tate to return, with Musk hosting a poll over the fate of the politician’s account that got 15 million votes. You’ll recall that the former’s most popular Tweets on the platform promoted disinformation about the 2020 election.
Mastery is a funny thing.
It’s almost as if, on a long enough time scale, losing simply isn’t an option.
Such is the way of Wudan. pic.twitter.com/rJkK92hzCd
— Andrew Tate (@Cobratate) November 18, 2022