Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, said the company will start notifying users about restricting access to their tweets and giving them the opportunity to appeal if they’re under a “shadow ban.” About that writes Bloomberg resource.
Musk made the statement in response to a Twitter post by journalist Bari Weiss, who was granted access to company documents. It has been alleged that Twitter staff have restricted access to tweets by conservative commentators. This process is known as “shadow banning” when posts don’t appear in search results or replies to tweets aren’t visible to other users.
Weiss and writer Matt Taibbi published their findings in a series of articles called The Twitter Files.
“Twitter is working on a software update that will show the true status of your account, — wrote Musk on his Twitter microblog on Thursday. — So you know exactly if you’re banned, why, and how to appeal.
After taking over Twitter, Musk said he would try to ensure freedom of expression on the platform as much as possible. At a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, he promised “Significantly strengthen the moderation of content and the protection of freedom of expression.”