Elon Musk tries to blame ‘activists’ for his Twitter moderation council lie

Elon Musk gives a thumbs up while smiley faces melt in the background
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Elon Musk is trying to explain why he let Donald Trump and others back onto Twitter, even after he promised that decision would be left up to a content moderation council made up of people with “widely diverse viewpoints.” And wow, his explanation sure is something; in a tweet on Tuesday night, he claimed the council was part of a deal he made with an unnamed “large coalition of political/social activist groups,” implying it was their fault.

Musk claims he made a deal to keep those groups from trying to destroy Twitter’s ad revenue, and that those groups “broke the deal,” and so he no longer has to uphold all that stuff about the council.

This conversation happened after Musk said that there was “not one permanent ban…

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Author: Mitchell Clark