There are not only the accusations made by Musk to Apple to hold court at Twitter. Indeed, in the meantime over 60,000 suspended accounts are being restoredas well as issues relating to employee payment and the fact-checking system of the social network of Twitter.
Going in order, as reported by 9to5Mac (original source is Platformers), the procedure for restoring profiles suspended in the past by Twitter, which was announced by Musk following the result of the appropriate survey, has begun. In this context, approximately 62,000 accounts are being restored: all have more than 10,000 followers, while 75 profiles have more than a million followers. One of the accounts reaches 5 million followers. It seems internally some employees are calling this event “the Big Bang”.
About Twitter employees: According to reports from Gizchinasome of the latter they have not yet received payments tied to November 2022. More to the point, it appears that some people who work for the company in the UK and Germany didn’t receive their money on their usual payday (typically for Twitter it’s the 28th of each month). However, reassurances came from the company and reference was made to a possible “delay in interbank settlement”, just as it seems that employees, for example, from Ireland and the Netherlands were normally paid.
Clearly this is a chaotic period for the company, which is under the “observation lens”, so it is normal that a delay of this type attracts attention, also because it can potentially lead to more than a few “headaches” for employees. There is in general a climate that is not the most rosy economicallyso much so that, according to what reported by SlashGear And Financial TimesMusk would go so far as to personally contact some advertisers to express his discontent and try to convince them to “stay”, apparently without too much success.
In the midst of it all, as reported by TechCrunchTwitter announced a update to the fact-checking system linked to crowdsourcingi.e. Community Notes. In simple terms, these are the “notes” that are added to tweets by users to provide clarifications and give further context. In this regard, the platform is tightening the field of those who can contribute: users who send unhelpful notes will have to earn the opportunity to write again. The measures were heralded as a method of trying to limit ‘low quality’ contributions.
For the rest, as reported by ArsTechnica And Bloomberga possible problem for Twitter could be related to CSAM team (responsible for reviewing and escalating reports of child sexual abuse material). Indeed, seats have recently been cut in relation to the latter, which now has fewer than 10 members. Although Musk continues to say that the fight against this type of content is a priority for Twitter, the layoffs are causing controversy. Do you think that, according to the sources, there would be only one person left to handle all the reports coming from the Asia-Pacific region.