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Twitter is said to limit employee access to content moderation tools

Twitter is said to limit employee access to content moderation tools

Twitter is said to limit employee access to content moderation tools

In this photo illustration, an image of Elon Musk on a computer screen and the Twitter logo are displayed on a mobile phone in Ankara, Turkey on October 6, 2022.

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Elon Musk Twitter He pulled some content editing and policy enforcement tools from some employees ahead of the US midterm elections, according to Bloomberg News.

This move affects most employees who are part of the Bloomberg Trust and Twitter Trust mentioned On Tuesday, citing unnamed sources. The report said employees are unable to address and discipline user accounts that violate Twitter’s rules on hate speech and misinformation unless they involve harm.

Bloomberg said Twitter continues to use automated content moderation tools and third-party contractors to prevent the spread of misinformation and inflammatory posts while Twitter employees review high-profile violations.

Twitter did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment. Yoel Roth, Twitter’s head of safety, responded to Bloomberg News in a tweet.

“This is exactly what we (or any company) should do in the midst of a company transformation to reduce opportunities for internal risk,” he wrote. “We are still broadly applying our rules.”

On Friday, after he closed his Twitter acquisition, Musk He said He plans to form a “content board”, without revealing details such as who will be part of it or what they will do. The Tesla The CEO added that he will not make any “substantial decisions about content” or bring back previously banned accounts before the board begins its work.

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Twitter is said to limit employee access to content moderation tools



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