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Twitter is not safer under Elon Musk – and he has made ‘alarming changes’ to site, former exec warns | Business News


Twitter is no more secure under new owner Elon Musk, according to the platform’s head of trust and safety.

Yoel Roth resigned from the social networking site earlier this month – and said the site has begun to fail to comply with publicly available policies for decisions made by Mr. Musk alone.

“One of my limitations is that if Twitter starts to be ruled by dictatorial decree instead of policy… then I no longer need my role, do what I do.”

Many of the changes Musk made were “abrupt and alarming for employees and users alike,” Roth said in a New York Times opinion piece shortly after his resignation.

Tesla billionaire lay off about half of the company’s 8,000 workers – a move that has hit 15% of the trust and safety department, Mr. Roth tweeted at the time.

Mr Musk’s woeful foray into reinventing Twitter’s verification system allowed users to pay for a verified tick on their account – which Mr Roth said was done despite the scene. Alerts and advice from trusted and secure groups.

Soon, the platform became a playground for spammers impersonating companies like Nestle and Lockheed Martin.

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Mr Roth also defended Twitter’s decision to suspend Donald Trump from the site following the US Capitol riots on January 6 last year, citing the risk of inciting further violence.

“We’ve seen the clearest possible example of what things look like when going from online to off,” he said.

“We’ve seen dead people in the Capitol.”

But Mr. Musk tweeted on November 19 that Mr Trump’s account would be reinstatedafter conducting a surprise poll on Twitter with a majority of votes in favor of the move.

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