Musk to Create Twitter 'Content Moderation Council'

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Billionaire businessman Elon Musk said Friday that he plans to create a "Content Moderation Council" on his newly acquired Twitter social media platform before individuals that have been banned are reinstated.

"Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints," Musk posted on the platform Friday after closing his $44 billion deal to take ownership of the now private tech giant. "No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes."

The owner of both Tesla and Space X, Musk concluded his buyout of the platform Thursday, telling advertisers in a tweet that he bought the company so the world could have a "common town square" to debate ideas.

"The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence," Musk's post Thursday said. "There is currently a great danger that social media will split into far-right wing and far-left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society."

Musk said that "traditional media has fueled and catered to these polarized extremes," chasing clicks for their content to make money, losing the "opportunity for dialogue" on the issues.

The changes have also apparently garnered a surge in new followers for several high-profile conservative accounts, the Times reported.....