Twitter: Elon Musk wants to remove the ability to block messages

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social networks Elon Musk who bought Twitter and renamed it X is transforming the platform from top to bottom in the name of freedom of expression

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Many functions of X (ex Twitter) have been modified by Elon Musk. — CFOTO/Sipa USA/SIPA

American billionaire Elon Musk announced want to remove a function on X (ex-Twitter) which allows messages from certain accounts to be blocked. “Block will be removed. as a function, except for DM” indicated Friday Elon Musk, referring to “direct messages” (direct messages) between users of this social network. This function is intended for to restrict exchanges between certain accounts on the platform.

Elon Musk, who bought in October Twitter, renamed; X, for 44 billion dollars, has always justified the changes introduced on the platform by his will; to encourage as much freedom as possible of expression.

Hate messages flourish

Since its takeover by the American billionaire, the social network used around the world by personalities of all persuasions, has seen its advertising revenue plummet, in part because of this encouragement to any form of expression, including hate, and the return of extremist user accounts. According to the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), hate messages are flourishing everywhere. new to the platform, which is denied by X who carried complaint against the CCDH.

Elon Musk reopened in December the account of the former President Donald Trump, banned from the platform in early 2021 for his role in the attack on the Capitol on January 6 of the same year by a group of his supporters challenging the government. result of the presidential election of 2020 having given the victory at; Joe Biden. X has also reopened the account of American rapper Kanye West eight months after his suspension, according to American media. Last fall, Kayne West, stage name Ye, posted an image showing a swastika intertwined with a Star of David and Elon Musk had then decided to to suspend his account.