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LIVE – The vote is closed: the “yes” to the departure of Elon Musk from Twitter wins

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LIVE – The vote is closed: the “yes” to the departure of Elon Musk from Twitter wins
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Twitter is changing… company profile pictures

While Elon Musk has still not given a sign of life on Twitter for more than 15 hours and has not reacted to the result of his survey, the platform is continuing its changes. This time, it is the company profile photos that have changed from round to square format. Individual accounts do not appear to be impacted at this time.

Some business accounts have been displaying a square profile photo since Monday, December 19.
Some business accounts have been displaying a square profile photo since Monday, December 19. © Twitter screenshot

Entry into force of the Digital Service Act on September 1, 2023, Twitter will not cut it

Thierry Breton, announced that the Digital Service Act will come into force on September 1, 2023 at the latest. “Platforms cannot continue to turn around on policies”, warns the European Commissioner. Twitter is particularly targeted.

“I have asked the Commission teams to apply the DSA no later than September 1, 2023 Strongly encouraging the platforms to fully comply even sooner”, continues Thierry Breton in his tweet.

The Digital Market Act intends to oblige platforms with more than 45 million users to maintain strong moderation systems and effectively remove illegal content. Elon Musk fired much of Twitter’s moderation team and reinstated numerous accounts for violating Community Guidelines.

On November 30, Thierry Breton spoke with Elon Musk to warn him that he should “significantly increase efforts” to comply with European Union rules.

Elon Musk looking for new investors for Twitter

According to the American media Semafor, Elon Musk is looking new investors for Twitter. The billionaire had to contract a debt of up to 25 billion dollars. Twitter could issue new shares at $54.20 a share. Jared Birchall, who manages the fortune of Elon Musk, contacted several investors.

In an email sent to investors and seen by Semafor, Jared Birchall, informs them that the social network has “received many requests to invest in Twitter”. As a result, Twitter will launch a new fundraiser by “the end of the year”.

The vote is closed, the “yes” to the departure of Elon Musk largely wins

Elon Musk asked in a poll whether or not he should leave the head of Twitter. The result is clear, users voted “yes” at 57.5%. A total of 17.5 million people voted. He has not yet reacted to the verdict.

Twitter will restore many accounts over the next 30 days

Twitter has started restoring accounts that were suspended for violating the platform’s rules.

In a series of tweets on Friday evening, Twitter said it had identified accounts whose permanent suspension it deemed “disproportionate” and announced that the social network would reinstate more accounts each week for the next 30 days.

Elon Musk announced on Friday that he would restore the accounts of suspended journalists, following the results of a poll he had published.

Former Twitter employees create Spill, a new social network

Two former Twitter employees are launching Spill, a platform that focuses its proposal on culture that will highlight content from creators from minorities.

Spill will have a live news feed where users can post content, modeled after Mastodon and will also implement a feature called “tea parties”, which allows users to host events.

The founders expect the platform to launch in six to eight weeks, and waitlist signups are already open.

Mastodon’s Twitter account has been reinstated

The social network Mastodon’s Twitter account was suspended last Friday. It has since been reinstated. And it is with humor that Mastodon returns to the platform.

“As an East German company, we know building a wall to stop people leaving is not a good idea,” Mastodon tweeted.

Nearly 24,000 tweets per second after Mbappé’s first goal, a record

According to Elon Musk, the number of real-time tweets exploded during the World Cup final in Qatar. Twitter recorded 24,400 tweets per second, minutes after Mbappé’s first goal.

“A record for a World Cup”, according to the billionaire. He himself attended the match alongside Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law.

Elon Musk attended the World Cup final in Qatar

Elon Musk was spotted at the stadium yesterday to watch the FIFA World Cup final in Qatar. He even shook hands with a few supporters.

He was also seen alongside Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law.

Washington Post reporter accuses Elon Musk of suspending his account

The account of Taylor Lorenz, journalist at the Washington Post, was suspended, according to her, after a request for an interview made with the new boss of Twitter. Elon Musk assures that this suspension is “temporary” and linked to “the publication of personal data”.

Taylor Lorenz explains that she asked Elon Musk a question via Twitter, for an article she was writing, because she could not reach him through traditional channels.

While journalists’ accounts were suspended last week, Elon Musk announced on Friday that he would reinstate them.

Elon Musk asks in a poll whether or not he should remain at the head of Twitter

This Monday at noon Elon Musk will announce whether or not he remains at the head of Twitter. The leader has published a poll to ask users to decide and announces that he will submit to the expected verdict in a few hours.

His message is clear: “Should I leave the head of Twitter? I will stick to the results of this poll”.

More than 15 million people have already voted and for the moment, the “yes” wins at 57.3%.

Twitter bans the promotion of competing social networks, before backtracking

Twitter users will no longer have no longer the right to publish links to several competing social networksTwitter announced on Sunday.

Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Post and Nostr are affected. Users violating this policy risk temporary account suspension.

But since then, the page detailing these new rules has been deleted and the official Twitter Safety account posted a poll asking its users if they really want this ban in place.

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