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Elon Musk mulls ‘alternative’ to Apple and Google — RT World News

The billionaire said he could launch his own smartphone if Twitter is booted off popular platforms Twitter chief Elon Musk has said he is open to creating his own “alternative” smartphone in the event tech giants move to deplatform his social media site, suggesting he could be left with no other option. Responding to a … Read more

Elon Musk says Twitter verification will re-launch next week

Elon Musk is taking another stab at verifying Twitter accounts, the social media company’s new owner announced on Friday. The revamped check system is the latest change the billionaire Tesla CEO has made to Twitter as he overhauls its policies and practices after buying the platform last month for $44 billion. “Sorry for the delay, … Read more

Elon Musk Sets Launch Date For New Twitter Verification System – Deadline

Elon Musk has confirmed that his new paid checkmark system for Twitter verification is “tentatively” scheduled to roll out on the platform next Friday, December 2nd. Musk said on Friday that accounts for companies, government officials and entities, and individuals be marked with different colors — “gold check for companies, grey check for government, blue … Read more

Elon Musk says he will broadly restore Twitter accounts which were previously banned

CNN Business — Elon Musk said Thursday that he will begin restoring most previously banned accounts on Twitter starting next week, in his most wide-reaching move yet to undo the social media platform’s policy of permanently suspending users who repeatedly violated its rules. “The people have spoken,” Musk tweeted on Thursday. “Amnesty begins next week. … Read more

Elon Musk will offer ‘amnesty’ to banned Twitter accounts amid more layoffs

Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk says a “general amnesty” for banned accounts will begin next week for those who “have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.” He polled users on whether Twitter should offer the amnesty, seemingly overlooking the fact that such polls can be easily gamed by bots. Over 72 … Read more

Elon Musk Called ‘Unapproachable Tyrant’ in Tesla Employee Survey

Shortly after Elon Musk officially bought Twitter on Oct. 27 for $44 billion, the Tesla  (TSLA) – Get Free Report CEO took the company private and began cutting staff. He fired Twitter’s CEO, CFO and other executives. His vision for the company involved a much smaller workforce, so mass layoffs began. Some 3,700 people were let … Read more

Elon Musk Says He’ll Reinstate Suspended Twitter Accounts Beginning Next Week – Deadline

Elon Musk said Thursday he will begin reinstating previously suspended accounts of users, who had been banned for offenses such as violent threats, harassment, abuse and misinformation, beginning next week. His move comes in response to a Twitter poll, which asked, “Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not … Read more

Elon Musk says he is granting “amnesty” to suspended Twitter accounts

New Twitter owner Elon Musk said Thursday that he is granting “amnesty” for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation. The billionaire’s announcement came after he asked in a poll posted to his timeline to vote on reinstatements for accounts that have not “broken the … Read more

Elon Musk’s Twitter Closes Brussels Office – Deadline

Twitter has closed its office in Brussels, Belgium, according to the Financial Terms. Citing multiple sources, the paper reported the social media platform’s European digital policy chiefs Julia Mozer and Dario La Nasa, exited last week. The office is now closed as the other four execs at the small Brussels office, which played a key … Read more

Elon Musk’s free speech absolutism may endanger fragile democracies

The writer is founder of Sifted, an FT-backed media company covering European start-ups It seems almost quaint today but back in 1985 the American cultural critic Neil Postman wrote a book warning that we were all Amusing Ourselves to Death. “Talking hair-dos” had turned TV news into showbiz entertainment, cheapening public discourse. Television, he wrote, … Read more