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Twitter is changing… company profile pictures
While Elon Musk has still not given a sign of life on Twitter for more than 15 hours and has not responded to the result of his investigation, the platform continues its changes. This time it is the company’s profile pictures that have changed from round to square format. Individual accounts do not appear to be affected at this time.
The entry into force of the Digital Services Act on September 1, 2023, Twitter will not cut it
Thierry Breton, announced that the Digital Service Act will enter into force no later than September 1, 2023. “Platforms cannot continue to reverse policies”, warns the EU Commissioner. Twitter is particularly targeted.
“I have asked the Commission teams to apply DSA by September 1, 2023 at the latest, which strongly encourages platforms to fully comply even sooner,” continues Thierry Breton in his tweet.
The Digital Market Act intends to oblige platforms with more than 45 million users to maintain strong moderation systems and effectively remove illegal content. Elon Musk fired a large portion of Twitter’s moderation team and reinstated several accounts for violating community guidelines.
On November 30, Thierry Breton spoke to Elon Musk to warn him that he needed to “significantly increase efforts” to comply with EU rules.
Elon Musk is looking for new investors for Twitter
According to American media semaphore, Elon Musk is watching new investors for Twitter. The billionaire had to take on a debt of up to 25 billion dollars. Twitter could issue new shares at $54.20 per share. Jared Birchall, who manages Elon Musk’s wealth, contacted several investors.
In an email sent to investors and seen by Semaphore, Jared Birchall, informs them that the social network has “received many requests to invest in Twitter”. As a result, Twitter will launch a new fundraiser before “the end of the year”.
Polls are closed, “yes” to Elon Musk’s resignation wins by a large margin
Elon Musk asked in a poll whether he should leave the head of Twitter. The result is clear, users voted “yes” to 57.5%. A total of 17.5 million people voted. He has not yet reacted to the verdict.
Twitter will restore many accounts over the next 30 days
Twitter has begun restoring accounts that were suspended for violating the platform’s rules.
In a series of tweets Friday night, Twitter said it had identified accounts whose permanent suspensions it deemed “disproportionate,” and announced that the social network would reinstate more accounts each week for the next 30 days.
Elon Musk announced on Friday that he would restore the accounts of suspended journalists following the results of a poll he had published.
Former Twitter employees create Spill, a new social network
Two former Twitter employees are launching Spill, a platform focusing its proposition on culture that will highlight content from minority creators.
Games will have a live news feed where users can post content, modeled after Mastodon, and will also implement a feature called “tea parties” that will allow users to host events.
The founders expect the platform to launch in six to eight weeks, and waitlist sign-ups are already open.
Mastodon’s Twitter account has been restored
Social network Mastodon’s Twitter account was suspended on Friday. It has since been reinstated. And it is with humor that Mastodon returns to the platform.
“As an East German company, we know that building a wall to stop people from leaving is not a good idea,” Mastodon tweeted.
Almost 24,000 tweets per second after Mbappé’s first goal, a record
According to Elon Musk, the number of real-time tweets exploded during the World Cup final in Qatar. Twitter registered 24,400 tweets per second, minutes after Mbappé’s first goal.
“A record for a World Cup”, according to the billionaire. He himself participated in the fight along with Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law.
Elon Musk attended the World Cup final in Qatar
Elon Musk was spotted at the stadium yesterday to watch the FIFA World Cup final in Qatar. He even shook hands with a few supporters.
He was also spotted with Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law.
Washington Post reporter accuses Elon Musk of suspending his account
Taylor Lorenz, a reporter on the Washington Post account, was suspended, according to her, after a request for an interview made with the new head of Twitter. Elon Musk assures that this suspension is “temporary” and connected to the “disclosure of personal data”.
Taylor Lorenz explains that she asked Elon Musk a question via Twitter for an article she wrote because she couldn’t reach him through traditional channels.
While journalists’ accounts were suspended last week, Elon Musk announced Friday that he would reinstate them.
Elon Musk asks in a poll whether he should remain at the head of Twitter
On Monday at noon, Elon Musk will announce whether or not he will remain at the helm of Twitter. The leader has published a poll to ask users to decide and announces that he will submit to the expected verdict in a few hours.
His message is clear: “Should I leave the head of Twitter? I will stick to the results of this poll”.
More than 15 million people have already voted and currently “yes” is winning with 57.3%.
Twitter Bans Promotion of Competing Social Networks Before Backtracking
Twitter users will no longer have no longer the right to publish links to several competing social networksTwitter announced Sunday.
Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Post and Nostr are affected. Users who violate this policy are subject to temporary account suspension.
But since then, the page that describes these new rules has been deleted and the official Twitter Safety account posted a poll asking its users if they really want this ban in place.
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