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    Just days before the 2022 midterm elections, Twitter employees’ ability to censor Americans was revoked under Elon Musk’s new management. This ushered in a “brave new world” on the internet where people could express themselves freely in ways that had previously been prohibited by the previous owner of the massive social media platform.

    We Love Trump reported, citing a verified report from mainstream media, “In the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover, Twitter has reportedly frozen some employee access to internal tools used for content moderation and other policy enforcement, limiting the staff’s ability to clamp down on ‘misinformation’ ahead of the midterm elections.”

    According to a recent Bloomberg report, “Most people who work in Twitter’s Trust and Safety organization are currently unable to alter or penalize accounts that break rules around misleading information, offensive posts and hate speech.”

    People with knowledge of the situation claim that only offenses with the greatest potential for real-world harm can be punished.

    According to Time Magazine, Twitter Inc., the social network under Elon Musk’s ownership that is undergoing changes, has frozen access for some employees to internal tools used for content moderation and other policy enforcement, which limits the staff’s ability to stifle false information ahead of a significant U.S. election.

    “Most people who work in Twitter’s Trust and Safety organization are currently unable to alter or penalize accounts that break rules around misleading information, offensive posts and hate speech, except for the most high-impact violations that would involve real-world harm, according to people familiar with the matter. Those posts were prioritized for manual enforcement, they said.

    People who were on call to enforce Twitter’s policies during Brazil’s presidential election did get access to the internal tools on Sunday, but in a limited capacity, according to two of the people. The company is still utilizing automated enforcement technology, and third-party contractors, according to one person, though the highest-profile violations are typically reviewed by Twitter employees.”

    According to reports, manual enforcement was given priority for such postings.

    We Love Trump uncovered some excellent tweets to explain what took place:

    “NEW: A wide swath of Twitter’s trust & safety team had access to content moderation/enforcement tools frozen last week. Usually, hundreds of people on the team could remove posts w/misinfo, hate speech etc. It’s now down to 15 people. Scoop w/@KurtWagner8 @daveyalba @EdLudlow ”

    More on this story via The Republic Brief:

    “Twitter has frozen some employee access to internal tools used for content moderation and other policy enforcement, curbing the staff’s ability to clamp down on misinformation ahead of a major U.S.
    election”

    BREAKING: Twitter has frozen some employee access to internal tools used for content moderation and other policy enforcement, curbing the staff’s ability to clamp down on “misinformation” ahead of the midterms.

    SCOOP w/ @KurtWagner8 @jackiedavalos1 @EdLudlow: Twitter has frozen most T&S employees’ access to internal tools used for content moderation and other policy enforcement, curbing the staff’s ability to clamp down on misinformation ahead of a major US election. Live @TheTerminal. CONTINUE READING…

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