Elon Musk Has Banned the Term Impersonation After Elon Musk made his announcement, it appeared that a lot of accounts that had already changed their name to his were suspended.
Elon Musk Has Banned the Word “Impersonation” After It Was Mocked on Twitter
Elon Musk, the chief executive officer of Twitter, has stated that any Twitter accounts that engage in impersonation without explicitly indicating “parody” will be “permanently terminated.”
In the past, a notice was provided prior to suspension; but, given that we are in the process of implementing extensive verification at this time, there will be no warning,” he tweeted on Sunday night.
He explained that the temporary removal of a confirmed checkmark would occur in the event of any name change.
On Sunday evening, a number of accounts that had changed their name to Elon Musk or approximations of Elon Musk seemed to be suspended or placed behind a warning banner. Among these accounts were that of the American comic Kathy Griffin and the Australian satirical website Chaser.
Musk had previously stated that he was against Twitter instituting permanent bans.
Musk tweeted that he was still devoted to free speech and that he would continue to allow the account that flags his moves to stay online. His tweets appeared to be an attempt to defend the expansive nature of his bans.
The most recent storm comes in the midst of reported concern around Twitter’s planned launch of verification checks for a monthly price of $7.99. These verification checks are a component of Twitter Blue, which is a paid-for service offered by Twitter.
Twitter is suspending accounts using verification to impersonate Elon Musk’s account
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) November 6, 2022
The new function is reportedly going to be postponed until after the midterm elections in the United States, as reported by the New York Times. This is due to fears that users may buy verification, claim to be a political figure, and then cause confusion in the voting process.
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On Sunday night, there were claims that scores of employees who had been terminated had been invited to return to work because either they had been terminated in error or the firm had realized that their work was essential to the construction of the new features that Elon Musk is seeking.
He closed the deal to purchase Twitter at the end of the previous month for $44 billion, with billions of his own money backing the transaction. The business owner has now installed a “war room” at the headquarters of the firm, which is located in San Francisco. In this room, he and a select group of advisors are working feverishly to cut expenses and introduce new goods.
The first of these, known as Twitter Blue, was released in several countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Regarding the issue of previously suspended accounts, Musk stated that they will not be permitted to return to Twitter unless the social media site develops “a clear method for doing so.” This statement was made the prior week.
Musk had stated that the creation of such a mechanism would take at least a few more weeks, providing additional clarity regarding the probable return of Twitter’s most famous banned user, former President of the United States Donald Trump. According to the revised timeframe, President Trump will not be back in the country in time to participate in the midterm elections on November 8.