Elon Musk Quietly Removes Twitter Feature To Report Election Misinformation

Twitter, likely on the orders of Elon Musk has quietly removed a feature that allowed users in some locations to report election misinformation according to Reuters

Elon Musk’s X, formerly called Twitter, disabled a feature that let users report misinformation about elections, a research organisation said on Wednesday, throwing fresh concern about false claims spreading just before major U.S. and Australian votes.

After introducing a feature in 2022 for users to report a post they considered misleading about politics, X in the past week removed the “politics” category from its drop-down menu in every jurisdiction but the European Union, said the researcher Reset.Tech Australia.

Users could still report posts to X globally for a host of other complaints such as promoting violence or hate speech, the researcher added.

X was not immediately available for comment.

I’m guessing that this feature wasn’t removed in the EU because Elon is afraid that he’d be pummelled by the EU the second they found out that it was gone. Which illustrates that at some level, he’s afraid of the EU. But that may still happen given how mad the EU is at him at the moment. And the EU are the last people on the planet that you want to get mad. What this highlights is that Elon is not an honest broker. And that his plans for Twitter aren’t wrapped in some high minded ideal related to free speech. Which is why on top of him firing the election integrity team, there is zero reason for you to use Twitter at all as it’s gone from town hall to cesspool of hate and misinformation under Elon’s watch.

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