Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has had a rocky time since acquiring Twitter since he keeps experimenting with new features while driving away advertisers. Twitter is working to become a safer and better place, according to a blog post the firm (not Elon Musk) released today.
Before we get into the specifics, it’s crucial to note that this is Twitter’s first blog post since Musk took control of the company. The most recent blog post was released on October 27. The most recent blog is titled “Twitter 2.0: Our continuous commitment to the public conversation” and is written by “The Twitter Team” rather than a specific individual.
Since brand and human safety are intertwined with Twitter’s own revenue and business plan, it is mentioned that Twitter is aiming to establish itself as the internet’s town square while providing both. While experimenting with new features, the corporation has underlined that a significant change is that it is embracing public testing. This makes it possible for it to gather widespread real-time feedback in order to enhance the social media platform.
The slogan “freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach” will be used more frequently by Twitter to prevent the exposure of offensive content, even if it has stressed that none of its policies have changed. Additionally, it has stated that its Trust & Safety team has adequate resources and is well-prepared to deal with illegal content with the aid of automatic detection tools. This also offers instructions on how to respond to urgent and breaking news.
Twitter has warned users that it’s normal for bad actors to create new ways to get around its systems as it strives to improve the network. The Twitter team will attempt to stop propagating such content in response. Twitter added the following:
We will make errors, learn from them, and also make good decisions as we set out on our new trip. As we build, we’ll be transparent in our communication with our users and clients to solicit and share your comments.
We’re still dedicated to giving everyone a fun, safe, inclusive, and educational experience. Throughout this moment of transition, we will maintain our transparency. And we will pay attention to you, the individuals who make Twitter what it is: the online town square.
The blog post’s vision stands in stark contrast to recent remarks made by Yoel Roth, the former head of Trust & Safety at Twitter. The former Twitter employee asserts that because Musk acts as judge, jury, and executioner, the social media company is less secure under his direction. This is despite Musk saying last week that there has been a large decline in the number of impressions of hate speech on Twitter.