- by theguardian
- 09 May 2023
That led to Twitter withdrawing the verification status from controversial users such as the rightwing personality Milo Yiannopoulos, facing criticism for granting it to white supremacists, and eventually pausing the entire program for a number of years before resuming it in 2021.
Musk was also confirmed as the sole director of Twitter in a filing with the US financial regulator. The disclosure to the Securities and Exchange Commission stated that all former directors at the company, including the ex-CEO, Parag Agrawal, were no longer in their roles.
Musk and his team also appear to be going through internal communications sent by staff in the run-up to the takeover, after tweeting a chat message sent by a senior employee in May 2022 on Monday morning.
He has also pledged to keep content policies in place and maintain bans on restricted accounts until a Twitter content moderation council, announced by the billionaire last week, has met.
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