Elon Musk says he backtracked on his plan to consult a content moderation council before reinstating Donald Trump because activist groups 'broke the deal' they had with Twitter

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by Samuel Pordengerg Nov 24, 2022 News
Elon Musk says he backtracked on his plan to consult a content moderation council before reinstating Donald Trump because activist groups

A large coalition of political/ social activist groups broke the deal when Musk backtracked from his plans to create and consult a content moderation council.

The groups had threatened to starve us of advertising revenue, according to Musk.

Donald Trump's account was restored by Musk on Saturday after he conducted a poll asking if he should. More than 15 million people voted in the poll.

He said the content moderation council was a condition of a broken deal with groups of activists.

—Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2022

The NAACP President said that Musk's announcement was "garbage" and that the poll was meaningless.

—Derrick Johnson (@DerrickNAACP) November 20, 2022

Johnson said that all advertising should be stopped.

Musk said the platform would form a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints after he took over.

There will be no major content decisions before the council convenes.

Last Friday, before reinstating Trump's account, Musk said that he had lifted the ban on comedians and websites. The decision has not been made.

Hours before Trump's account was restored, the former president told the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas that his social media platform was doing very well. Trump hasn't posted from his account.

Half of the platform's top 100 advertisers have pulled ads from the site Musk took over, according to Media Matters.

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