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Musk assumes as CEO of Twitter and reverts permanent bans to users

Elon Musk plans to take on the role of executive director of Twitter Inc. After completing its acquisition of US$44,000 million, taking the lead of the giant of social networks in addition to driving Tesla Inc. and SpaceX.

Musk has the intention of replacing Parag Agrawal, who was fired along with other senior executives after completing the acquisition, according to a person familiar with the matter who could not be identified. It is expected that the multimillionaire will continue to be the executive director for so long, but he could give the place to the wide plazo, added the source. Twitter representatives declined to comment.

The acquisition of Musk puts the richest man in the world in front of a social network in difficulties after six months of public and legal disputes. One of the first measurements of Musk was to change the direction. The salidas include Vijaya Gadde, the jefa of legal affairs, politics and trust; the financial director, Ned Segal, who joined Twitter in 2017; and Sean Edget, who has been Twitter’s general advisor since 2012. Edgett was escorted out of the building, Bloomberg News reported.

Musk also has the intention to eliminate the permanent ban on users because he didn’t believe in the prohibitions of life, he signed the person. This means that those who have been expelled from the platform could be allowed to return, a category that would include the former president Donald Trump, I say la fuente. However, it is not clear whether Trump would allow him to return to Twitter in short order.

Elon Musk

The acquisition culminates an intricate saga that began with the silent accumulation on the part of the multimillionaire of an important participation in the company, his growing exasperation with the form in which it is managed and an eventual agreement of fusion that has been months trying to unravel.

The multimillionaire will cause an immediate change in Twitter’s operations, partly because many of your ideas on how to change the company contradict the way it has been handled for years. I think you want to ensure the “freedom of expression” on the social network.

Twitter vetoed Trump after the 2021 Capitol insurrection, citing the “risk of a greater incitement to violence”. Given that the former president is expected to run for Casa Blanca in 2024, his return to Twitter could give him the opportunity to push his message.

In more general terms, Musk’s initiatives mitigate against years of Twitter efforts to reduce harassment and abuse on the platform.

The prospect of less restrictive content moderation under Musk’s leadership has raised concerns that the dialogue on the social network will deteriorate, eroding years of efforts by the company and its “trust and security” team to limit offensive publications or dangerous. Earlier, Musk published a note to advertisers to assure them that he doesn’t want Twitter to become a “free hell for everyone”.

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