Bloomberg Law
Nov. 1, 2022, 5:18 AM

Twitter Limits Content-Enforcement Work as US Election Looms (1)

Kurt Wagner
Kurt Wagner
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Ed Ludlow
Ed Ludlow
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Jackie Davalos
Jackie Davalos
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Davey Alba

Twitter Inc., the social network being overhauled by new owner Elon Musk, 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 US 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. ...