Miracle? Twitter Users Shocked by THIS Mysterious Elon Musk Account Freak Deed

    Some users who opted not to see Twitter Inc. owner Elon Musk’s tweets are saying the blocks they placed on his account have spontaneously lifted.

    | Updated on: Nov 09 2022, 20:06 IST
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    1/7 Twitter top officials fired: As soon as Musk took over Twitter, he fired the top executives including CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, legal affairs and policy chief Vijaya Gadde. That was the first decision taken by Musk at Twitter. On Friday, Twitter also laid off 50 percent of its employees and Musk defended the step by saying that this is being done in an effort to place Twitter on a profitable path. (AFP)
    2/7 Charges for Blue Tick: Twitter users who want a verified account will now have to pay charges for the same as Twitter will now charge $8 for Blue Tick. Musk supported the decision by posting a number of tweets regarding the same. He believes the subscription fee will give Twitter 'a revenue stream to reward content creators' while the company will not have to depend on advertisers. (REUTERS)
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    3/7 Twitter Content Moderation Council: Twitter will set up a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints. The council will be accountable for all main content-related decisions. (AFP)
    4/7 Advertisers: General Motors, General Mills, Audi of America, Oreo maker Mondelez International, Pfizer Inc and Ford are some of the corporate companies who have distanced themselves from Twitter. Several advertisers have suspended ad spending on Twitter altogether. (REUTERS)
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    5/7 Changes to Twitter's homepage: Musk requested that users who have logged out of Twitter and visit the homepage of Twitter's site to be redirected to the Explore page which shows trending tweets and news stories, according to a report by Verge. (REUTERS)
    6/7 Vine: Musk put up a poll on Twitter asking people if he should bring back Vine. (AP)
    7/7 Removal of Days of Rest: Days of Rest has been removed from the calendars of the Twitter employees. It can be known that the Days of Rest refers to the monthly days off to let employees rest and recharge. (AP)
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    Some Twitter users who had blocked the company owner Elon Musk's account have revealed that the block was automatically removed. (REUTERS)

    In a shocking development, some users who opted not to see Twitter Inc. owner Elon Musk's tweets are saying the blocks they placed on his account have spontaneously lifted.

    Users like Steve Bowler and shan horan tweeted this week alleging that Musk had been unblocked. Meanwhile, Nazih Fares said the new Twitter owner was also no longer muted -- a less severe constraint where a user can opt not to see tweets from the muted account. That would mean the digital barriers that users chose to put between themselves and Musk's content are being stripped away on the app without their consent.

    An account can use the block function to restrict another from seeing their tweets, following or contacting the user. Muting someone like Musk means their posts won't show up in your feed. Both are important tools for users to tamp down on harassment from people or bots on the platform. They empower users with more control over the sort of content they see when they open up Twitter.

    The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Blocked or muted accounts are likely to receive less engagement as other users opt out of seeing their content -- whereas Musk is keen to promote more engagement and interaction at a time when advertisers are dubious about having their brands associated with his platform.

    Unlike most chief executive officers of large tech companies, Musk frequently takes to the app to share details about the business, poll users about features and goof around with memes and jokes at the expense of anyone critical of his management.

    Musk, who has said he doesn't believe in permanently banning accounts, also moved earlier this week to suspend users who had impersonated his Twitter handle, including comedian Kathy Griffin and former NFL player Chris Kluwe.

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    First Published Date: 09 Nov, 20:05 IST
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