Elon Musk tweeted in the early hours of Wednesday morning that banned accounts will not be allowed to return to Twitter until the social media platform has “a clear process for doing so.” Musk was clarifying the potential return of Twitter’s most prominent banned user, former US President Donald Trump.
Musk stated that developing such a procedure will take at least a few more weeks. According to the revised schedule, Trump will not return in time for the midterm elections on November 8.
Users, advertisers, and Twitter workers have been eagerly observing Musk’s first week as Twitter’s owner for indications of what he will do. The chief executive officer of Tesla has previously stated that Twitter should not permanently prohibit users and that he would lift the ban on Donald Trump, who was suspended for the danger of inciting new violence following last year’s melee at the US Capitol.
On Tuesday, Musk had a conference call with Color of Change, the Anti-Defamation League, and the NAACP, among other racial rights organizations.
Rashad Robinson, the president of Color of Change, claimed in an interview that during the conversation, Musk pledged to support Twitter’s content moderation policy and election integrity enforcement.
Musk also reaffirmed in his Wednesday post that Twitter will establish a content moderation panel comprised of members with “vastly diverse perspectives.”
During the call, the billionaire indicated his desire for civil society organizations to join the council, according to Robinson, who noted that the discussions are still in their infancy.
“Actions speak louder than words,” he declared. “Only the tip of the iceberg was addressed during this discussion.”