However, Elon Musk is no stranger to Lua Twitter reaching these heights will not be an easy or straight forward task, and especially in terms of freedom of expression. Opposite SpaceX, Musk plans to literally release humans into Lua. Thanks to the support of cryptocurrency projects like Dogecoin, Musk Costuma is credited with helping memes figuratively move closer to Lua. With the popular figure of tech now taking over Twitter, many can expect a similar impact. However, there will inevitably be changes, or what can actually be changed remains to be seen.
Like many other social media services in 2022, Twitter has a content problem. But specifically a content moderation problem and that has already been addressed in several changes. To name a few, add rules to Tweets that are considered problematic for various reasons, and let people know who can reply to posts. In some of the more extreme cases, the accounts are completely bankrupt. These allegations are often described as repeated violations of Twitter guidelines, but for others it’s simply a quest to silence or talk. For some, Twitter has not only been silenced, but an attack on free speech.
Musk apparently plans to prevent this “attack” from continuing. Before an agreement for Twitter was made and confirmed, Musk had already made it clear that Twitter had a problem with free speech and that he hoped to help solve it. In an ad confirming the agreement, Musk recently referred to freedom of speech, the status of Twitter’s “digital city space,” and the need for a more open platform. Even then, it will take a long time to confirm that the mysterious algorithm responsible for many of Twitter’s decisions will be open code for all to see. In the beginning it was all positive changes and I made Twitter a better platform. In principle.
Independently, while someone isn’t arguing ‘let’s start with Lua’, going to Lua now is a much more realistic proposition. SpaceX, Blue Origin and others are making great strides and it’s easy to see that there will be trips to Lua one day and even longer. Social media, by the way, is a whole different game and it’s harder to find clearer paths to follow. The early days of social media were much more open than today, with previous users mostly posting what they wanted, when they wanted it. As time has passed and problems have been surpassed, the need for moderation has become even more apparent. This is not just something that affects political topics and divisions, but the comment section of any site. In fact, if you have any form of moderation, the question arises: how much moderation is needed?
This is a very difficult question to answer and especially in a context of freedom of expression. Not only is it more difficult to respond here in an article now, but also for Musk to respond and eventually resolve. If Musk and every team involved in making future moderation decisions decide to moderate, it’s likely the platform is based on a different set of issues, including legal and advertising. Like it or not, advertising is a big deal for Twitter, and keeping advertisers happy is something that all platforms and most sites are now trying to do. Some moderation will almost certainly have a big impact on the advertiser’s recipe. Obviously, one way to contour this is to remove ads completely. With elements like Twitter Blue already available, it’s possible the platform will pass for a 100% signature-based recipe system. Still, this can’t help coming up with some laws that can come out of zero moderation, something Musk is very much aware of aware the.
At the same time, any form of moderation is likely to affect freedom of expression in one way or another. At the very least, any moderation means that someone, or an IA, decides what does and what doesn’t violate the rules and instructions. Of course, it’s fair to say that the original Musk won’t decide on a case-by-case basis, but who will? But IA solutions that are already seen as discriminatory in one form or another, or human resources that inevitably come with their own preconceived ideas and preferences? This is the problem of moderation in general and no platform offers to solve it effectively until now. While some may see the same solutions as trends for a group, there’s no reason to believe it will be any different in the near future, regardless of who has a platform like Twitter. In fact, that’s why Musk suggested the algorithm’s open code to start with – “to increase confidence“Due to transparency in the existing algorithm. Yes, it is possible that by being open code others can contribute to help change a less trendy algorithm in the future. However, this is a divine inconvenience, not one of the guaranteed results Musk has on Twitter.
For better or for worse, the reality is that moderation is simply not necessary in 2022 and everything else, but something that has been shown to be extremely difficult to dominate and will be independent of who has no control over Twitter, Facebook or other popular platform. Embora Musk could one day free people (and possibly Doge), Twitter can be much more difficult, if not impossible.
Source: Twitter, Elon Musk/Twitter