Jonathan Greenblatt, Anti-Defamation League CEO on Wednesday, said that he is “cautiously optimistic” about Twitter under Elon Musk’s leadership after a “productive” meeting in which the platform’s new owner apparently committed to maintaining content moderation guardrails.
“This was certainly a productive meeting & I appreciate @ElonMusk’s willingness to hear our concerns,” Greenblatt tweeted WednesdayMusk had also agreed to it, “a transparent process for re-platforming people” who have violated Twitter’s policies or incited hate/violence; enforcement of existing policies around election integrity; and the inclusion of representatives from the civil rights community and groups who face “hate-fueled violence” on Twitter’s new content moderation council.
“With these 3 commitments, we’re cautiously optimistic about the future of @Twitter & will provide input & insight whenever possible,” Greenblatt wrote. “Ultimately, actions speak louder than words.”
Greenblatt was just one of the several civil society leaders Musk touted meeting with in the midst of outrage over a reported increase in hate speech and concern over changes to the platform’s content moderation policies.
Musk will be open Monday night at 6:00 p.m. Tweet he had also met with ADL Vice President Yael Eisenstat, Color of Change CEO Rashad Robinson, Free Press Co-CEO Jessica González, Norman Chen, CEO of the Asian American Foundation and NAACP CEO Derrick Johnson, among others.
The meetings were surrounding “how Twitter will continue to combat hate & harassment & enforce its election integrity policies,”Musk.
The new Twitter boss Assured users the company’s content moderation council will “include representatives with widely divergent views, which will certainly include the civil rights community and groups who face hate-fueled violence.”
Musk claimed that Twitter will not allow users previously banned from the app like Donald Trump. “allow anyone who was de-platformed for violating Twitter rules back on platform until we have a clear process for doing so,”A process that can take several weeks “at least a few more weeks.”
On Tuesday, Yoel Roth, Twitter’s Head of Safety & Integrity noted the platform’s priority ahead of election misinformation, Tweeting “We’re staying vigilant against attempts to manipulate conversations about the 2022 US midterms.”