Elon Musk, who acquired Twitter last week, has advocated a number of changes to the microblogging platform. Immediately after becoming an owner – Musk fired several senior executives, announced pay to get verified records and a valid process to restore banned Twitter accounts. Now, Musk seems to have put on another hat – the complaint hotline operator.
Elon Musk today changed my Twitter profile to “Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator”. Before closing his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, the South African billionaire changed his bio to “Chief Twit”.
Shortly after changing his bio, Musk posted a cryptic tweet. “You get what you pay for,” wrote the richest man in the world.
You reap what you sow
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 2, 2022
Twitter users, advertisers, and its own employees have been closely watching for signs of what Musk will do in his first week as a Twitter owner. The Tesla CEO said today that Twitter will form a content moderation board made up of representatives with “broadly different views.”
Musk also said he spoke with civil society leaders “about how Twitter will continue to fight hate & harassment and enforce election integrity policies”.
Yesterday, Musk announced that the site will charge $8 per month to verify users’ accounts.
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