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Elon Musk tweets rules for Twitter, says will evolve over time

Social media platform will be charging $8 for sought-after blue check verification marks

Our Web Desk Published 07.11.22, 09:58 PM
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It has been just a week since Elon Musk has taken over Twitter, and on Monday he posts a set of rules to be followed on Twitter. He added that the rules "will evolve over time."

Although the rules are more or less similar, there has been one addition to it - 'Misleading and Deceptive Identities'.


The rule advises against impersonating individuals, groups, or organisations to mislead, confuse, or deceive others. Moreover, it adds don't use "a fake identity in a manner that disrupts the experience of others on Twitter".

Another rule that catches the eye is against posting any "video content on or through our services that includes third-party advertising, such as pre-roll video ads or sponsorship graphics, without our prior consent."

It was evident that Twitter was going to be reshaped in some way or the other when half of the staff was sacked and it was announced that users were going to be charged now onwards, since the time Musk took over Twitter for a $44 billion deal.

On Sunday, Musk said that any user impersonating without clearly specifying it as "parody" account will be suspended permanently, and without a warning. The rules also warned against spreading of fake news, and violence and abuse on the social media.

"You may not use Twitter's services in a manner intended to artificially amplify or suppress information or engage in behavior that manipulates or disrupts people's experience on Twitter," said one of the policies.

"You may not deceptively share synthetic or manipulated media that are likely to cause harm. In addition, we may label Tweets containing synthetic and manipulated media to help people understand their authenticity and to provide additional context," it added.

Musk had made it clear earlier that he wishes to make Twitter the most accurate source of information. This claim however sparked debate as to how this could be achieved and who will determine what is accurate.

"Twitter needs to become by far the most accurate source of information about the world. That's our mission," he said on Sunday.

In a bid to increase revenue, Twitter will be charging $8 for sought-after blue check verification marks. The app has been updated in Apple's App Store regarding the same.

According to Twitter, users opting for the added facility will have access to include "half the ads", the ability to post longer videos to Twitter and priority ranking for quality content.

Before Musk's takeover, blue ticks meant that Twitter confirms the account belonging to the person or company claiming it. But now it is not clear yet as to how or if Twitter plans to verify identity of an user beyond charging a fee.

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