Twitter users will be allowed to appeal account suspensions and be evaluated under the social media platform’s new criteria for reinstatement.
The new criteria remarked that Twitter accounts will only be suspended for severe or ongoing and repeat violations of the platform’s policies. The policy violations include engaging in illegal content or activity, inciting or threatening violence or harm, and engaging in targeted harassment of other users, among others.
Twitter stated that going forward, it will take less severe action, in comparison to account suspension, such as limiting the reach of tweets that violate its policies or asking users to remove tweets before continuing to use the account.
In December 2022, Twitter CEO Mr. Elon Musk was widely criticised for suspending accounts of several journalists over a controversy on publishing public data about the billionaire’s plane. Mr. Musk later reinstated the accounts.
Recently, the CEO tweeted about a higher-priced subscription to the social media platform which will not carry any advertisements. Calling ads to be “too frequent on Twitter and too big,” the billionaire assured that steps will be taken to address those issue.
According to reports, Twitter earns nearly 90 percent of its revenue from selling digital ads. Recently, Mr. Musk criticised rights organisations for the “massive drop in revenue” due to the pressure on brands to pause their Twitter ads.