Musk Agrees To Restore Censorship Tools After Meeting With Leftists

FILE - Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, attends the opening of the Tesla factory Berlin Brandenburg in Gruenheide, Germany, March 22, 2022. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has proposed a peace plan for Ukraine that would involve holding repeat votes under the U.N. auspices in Russia-occupied regions, triggering a showdown with Ukrainian Twitter users who have rejected his proposals in a stream of furious comments. (Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP, File)

At a glance

  • New Twitter CEO Elon Musk reportedly will restore the content moderation tools that he briefly suspended after taking over following a meeting that he had this week with left-wing groups.
  • Musk’s decision comes after the leaders complained about Musk’s plans “to relax speech protections on the platform and restore the accounts of users who had been removed.”
  • Musk has not seemed open to listening to constructive criticism on the platform about some of his plans, regardless of whether those making the suggestions are on the political Right, the political Left, or somewhere in between. Musk has claimed this is a good thing.

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