According to Reuters, Twitter users will soon be allowed to appeal account suspensions. According to Twitter, the accounts will be examined beginning February 1 under the social media platform’s revised criteria for restoration.
Twitter accounts will only be suspended under the new criteria for serious or continuous and recurrent breaches of the platform’s standards, such as engaging in unlawful content or behaviour, inciting or threatening violence or injury, and engaging in targeted harassment of other users, among other things.
This comes after entrepreneur Elon Musk was chastised in December last year for banning the accounts of many journalists following a fight over the publication of public data on his jet. He later restored the accounts, though.
Previously, Musk stated that he would “create a council” to decide whether users who have been banned from the social networking site should be allowed back in.
Meanwhile, according to San Francisco-based tech writer Patrick McGee, the Twitter CEO recently changed his name to “Mr. Tweet,” a moniker he adopted after the lawyer representing investors suing Musk over Tesla’s share price unintentionally referred to him as “Mr. Tweet” in court on Monday. However, the identity appears to have stuck since the microblogging service does not allow Musk to use his own name.