network The boss of Tesla, who defends an absolutist vision of freedom of expression, is expected to turn on the subject of former US President Donald Trump, banned from the social network after the Capitol stormed in January 2021
Elon Musk , the new boss of Twitter. — Susan Walsh/AP/SIPA
Elon Musk, owner and boss of Twitter for three weeks, announced Friday that several suspended user accounts had been re-admitted to the platform, but that he had “not yet made a decision on (Donald) Trump”.
Kathie Griffin, Jorden Peterson & Babylon Bee have been reinstated.
Trump decision has not yet been made.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 18, 2022
Access to this content has been blocked to respect your choice of consent
More information on the Cookie Management Policy page.
The boss of Tesla, who defends an absolutist vision of freedom; of expression, is expected at the turn about former US President Donald Trump, banned from the social network after the assault on the Capitol in January 2021.
“The politics of the new Twitter is freedom” expression, but not freedom. to achieve” the public, explained Elon Musk on his Twitter account. “Negative or hateful tweets will be downgraded and demonetized, so there will be no back-to-back ads or other revenue for Twitter. You won't find these tweets at; unless you look for them specifically, which is no different from the rest of the internet,” he added.
Twitter seems sunk in an unprecedented crisis on Friday, after hundreds of employees of the group, survivors of the first massive wave of layoffs two weeks ago, decided to to leave in response to an ultimatum from the multi-billionaire. Elon Musk also faces concern and criticism from advertisers, analysts and elected officials after many contradictory decisions and positions on the crucial subject of content moderation.
The accounts he reinstated on Friday – Kathy Griffin, Jordan Peterson and Babylon Bee – are close to the American left or right. Comedian Kathy Griffin, who had two million subscribers, was suspended last week from the platform, like other Internet users who had changed; their username as “Elon Musk” to make fun of the new boss. She had also replaced his profile picture with an image of the billionaire.
The example of Baylon Bee
“Twitter accounts that impersonate someone else, without clearly stating that it’s a parody, will be permanently suspended,” Elon Musk. Accused to defend freedom of expression except when he is the butt of jokes, he was also mocked; of Kathy Griffin, tweeting: “Actually she was suspended for impersonating a comedian.
“The Babylon Bee” is an American satirical site at; conservative-leaning, suspended from Twitter in March for violating hate speech policies, after a tweet about Rachel Levine, a transgender pediatrician in Joe Biden's cabinet. According to Bloomberg, Elon Musk’s ex-wife, Talulah Riley, sent him an email. a text message in the spring, before he announced his plan to acquire the social network, to express his indignation at the suspension of Babylon Bee and encourage him to buy Twitter to delete it or make it “radical pro freedom” d’expression”.
“I'm back. Thank you Elon Musk”
Jordan Peterson is a personality; outlet known for its conservative views, and also suspended from the platform for hate speech, against transgender actor Elliot Page. “I'm back. Thanks Elon Musk”, he tweeted. Friday.
A user suggested to also reinstate far-right American conspirator Alex Jones, who has been sued for several years by parents of victims of the Sandy Hook school shootings in Newton, Connecticut, for claiming ; that the massacre was just a staged play by opponents of firearms; fire. “No,” replied Elon Musk.