Reporters Without Borders sounds the alarm
The non-governmental organization in defense of freedom of the press is concerned about the power that Elon Musk has taken on Twitter.
His many polls are particularly in the sights of RSF, which qualifies this process as “a cynical gadget, a fake referendum”.
“The polls published by Elon Musk are, above all, a way to bypass legitimate institutions. By tinkering with a doctrine of consulting the good people on Twitter with the help of a gadget and a Latin phrase, the boss gives even the fake air of a democrat,” the organization laments on its website.
Square profile pictures appear
One day, one change. In recent hours, Twitter users have seen a slight aesthetic change in the profile pictures of certain accounts.
The “Twitter Business” account indicated that this is a new feature related to Twitter Blue, but only for businesses. Brands will thus have square profile pictures to differentiate them from traditional users.
This news adds to the badges that already exist for companies and media, in blue or gold depending on their category.
Mastodon has gained more than 2 million users since Elon Musk joined Twitter
The alternative to Twitter, decentralized and open source, actually attracts the disillusioned social network to the blue bird.
In a post on the Mastodon site, its creator Eugen Rochko indicated that the social network had grown from 300,000 monthly active users to more than 2.5 million between October and November.
A bit of revenge for Mastodon, who was banned from Twitter for a few hours.
“This is a stark reminder that centralized platforms can set arbitrary and unfair limits on what you can and cannot say. At Mastodon, we believe there should be no middleman between you and your audience,” said Eugen Rochko.
Surveys soon reserved for paying users?
ATTENTION, new rule in anticipation! It seems that the vote that invited him to leave the office did not really please Elon Musk.
The head of Twitter did not directly respond to the results of the poll, but indicated in response to a user that he would change the rules for voting in a poll.
According to him, only Twitter Blue subscribers will be able to vote on polls related to the social network’s policies. And also regarding the future of managers?
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