Elon Musk: Twitter will ban “unlabelled” parody accounts – Technology Org

While users are still speculating about Elon Musk’s future strategy for content moderation, the first measures are already being implemented.

Using Twitter - illustrative photo.

Using Twitter – illustrative photo. Image credit: Pxhere, CC0 Public Domain

The new Twitter CEO has announced today that all the owners of the accounts engaging in impersonation activities will be required to clearly specify that their account is being used for “parody” purposes.

This policy had already been implemented to a certain degree – Twitter usually issued warning to such users before suspending their accounts. Now, Musk says no warnings would be issued before restrictive measures are taken.

The first wave of the new policy has already arrived: Twitter suspended a number of accounts that changed their name to ‘Elon Musk’ and mocked Musk following his deal to acquire the social media company.

The price for getting the blue-tick verified status on Twitter has also been increased to $8 per month.

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