Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday November 30, acknowledged that prior to his takeover, the “obvious reality” was that Twitter ” has interfered in elections” through its content moderation policies.
Musk’s assertion came in response to comments made by Yoel Roth, Twitter’s former head of trust and safety, who indicated that Twitter was not safer under the Tesla CEO’s leadership.
Roth was speaking at a Knight Foundation conference on Tuesday, November 29 when he explained why he resigned from Twitter, accusing Musk of running the company like a dictator.
“One of my limits was if Twitter starts being ruled by dictatorial edict rather than by policy… there’s no longer a need for me in my role, doing what I do,” Roth said.
As the head of trust and safety, Roth was responsible for key content moderation decisions including banning former President Donald Trump from the platform and suppressing the New York Post’s coverage of the Hunter Biden laptop story.
Source: Linda Ikeji