Elon Musk has said that any Twitter deal with impersonation without clearly specifying “parody”. “Suspended indefinitely”Some celebrities changed their display names and issued a warning after tweeting as “Elon Musk.”
Twitter’s new CEO tweeted Sunday night.
Musk says that “any name change” will result in a temporary loss of the verified checkmark.
On Sunday night, several accounts renaming or impersonating Elon Musk were suspended or placed behind warning signs, including US comedian Kathy Griffin and an Australian satirical website. It looked like chaser.
“You don’t think all the content moderators got fired? LOL,” Griffin later joked on Mastodon, another social media platform where she set up an account last week.
Actor Valerie Bertinelli similarly appropriated Musk’s screen name, reverting to her real name on Saturday after posting a series of tweets endorsing the Democratic candidate. “Okay. It was fun and I think she got her point across,” she tweeted.
The latest storm comes amid concerns about possible abuse of Twitter’s planned rollout of $7.99 per month verification checks. This is a feature of the paid Twitter Blue service.
Bertinelli pointed out the original purpose of the blue validation checkmark. It was granted free of charge to those whose identities were verified by Twitter. Journalists make up the majority of recipients. “It simply means that your identity has been verified. Scammers will have a hard time impersonating you,” he said. “That doesn’t apply anymore. Good luck!
response to Tweet about this issueMusk tweeted: “You represent the problem: journalists who think they are the only source of legitimate information. That’s a big lie.”
Amid concerns that users could buy verification and pretend to be politicians to sow chaos in the election, The New York Times said Musk’s new blue check mark proposal is a sign that the U.S. midterm elections will It was reported that it would be postponed until the end.
Twitter employee Esther Crawford told The Associated Press that the option is “soon to roll out, but hasn’t launched yet.”
Musk appeared to defend his sweeping ban on Sunday, tweeting that he remains committed to free speech. Continue to allow accounts flagging his movements to remain online. Musk has previously said he opposes a permanent Twitter ban.
Meanwhile, Twitter’s engineering team is rolling out new features at breakneck speed amid the turmoil and pain caused by reports that half of Twitter’s 7,500-strong workforce have been laid off.
Reports Sunday night that dozens of those laid off were either sacked in error or asked to come back because the company found their work essential to building the new features Musk is asking for. had.
He acquired Twitter for $44 billion late last month in a deal backed by billions of dollars of his own money. The entrepreneur now has a war room at its San Francisco headquarters, where he and his small team of advisors are scrambling to cut costs and push new products forward.
On the topic of previously banned accounts, Musk said last week that those accounts would not be allowed back on Twitter until the social media platform established “a clear process for doing so.”
It will take at least a few more weeks to create such a process, Musk tweeted, giving more clarity about the possible return of Twitter’s most famous banned user, former US President Donald Trump. . The new timeline means Trump will miss his Nov. 8 midterm elections.