Elon Musk debuted on his social network Twitter with a new question: to reduce or not anonymity on the platform. Joining the discussion are the former CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorseythe clinical psychologist Jordan B. Peterson and other characters.
Elon Musk: to reduce anonymity on Twitter or not?
Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, is publishing news on the social network’s policies every day. Last Friday, Musk cited “freedom of speech” again, wanting to emphasize that Twitter’s new policy it won’t delete negative or hate tweets, but it will take away their boost or ability to monetize with advertising or other revenue.
Practically, once a tweet is categorized as negative or hateful, it will only be visible to users if they specifically search for it.
The question saw the intervention of various characters, including the clinical psychologist Jordan B. Petersonthe former CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey and the crypto supporter of Michael Saylor.
Don’t allow the anonymous troll-demons to post with the real verified people @elonmusk. Put them in their own hell, along with others like them: LOL LULZ BRO BRUH hyper-users are narcissistic, Machiavellian, psychopathic and sadistic. Really:
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) November 18, 2022
“Don’t allow anonymous demon-trolls to post with actually verified people.
@elonmusk. Put them in their hell, along with others like them: LOL LULZ BRO BRUH Hyperusers are narcissists, Machiavellians, psychopaths and sadists.“
Peterson, in this sense, supports the reduction of anonymitycalling those who troll people who are verified accounts narcissistic, Machiavellian, psychopathic, and sadistic.
Elon Musk and the reduction of anonymity on Twitter: Dorsey disagrees
Unlike Peterson, however, there is Dorsey who believes it would be a big mistake to enforce a policy that allows for less anonymity.
Verification through the payment system plus phones, but allowing pseudonyms is the least bad solution I can think of
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2022
“JD: That would be a big mistake
EM: Verification through the plus phones payment system, but allowing pseudonyms is the least worst solution I can think of”
Dorsey’s clear stance received support from other users who reportedly commented that “to remove anonymity, it will kill Twitter.“
Also Michael Saylorinfamous Bitcoin proponent and CEO of MicroStrategy, has commented the tweet as follows:
“The problem is not anonymity, but the lack of meaningful consequences for harmful behavior. If Twitter requires verified accounts to post a security deposit and lose funds for malicious/bot/spam behavior, we can have a civil conversation and respect privacy.”
The reinstatement of Donald Trump’s official account
On Saturday day, Musk has also published a pool dedicated to the reinstatement or not of Donald Trumpformer President of the USA.
The people have spoken.
Trump will be reinstated.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2022
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”
The poll saw the 51.8% voting yes against 48.2% voting no. A small victory for the former US President.
Musk also posted that the poll has been viewed from 1 million users per hour, arriving yesterday at 134 million people who would have seen the survey.
“Bitcoin will make it” and the new plans to do business with the social network
Just last week, Musk would also tweeted as follows:
“Bitcoin will make it”.
What for years has been defined as an influencer of the memecoin Dogecoin (DOGE), is now also expressing himself on the queen of cryptocurrencies. However, Musk also added that the crypto winter will be long.
Not only that, two weeks ago, always Musk also had illustrated his new plans to do business with Twitterwith the aim of making the social network become “one app for everything”, including cryptocurrencies.
In this regard, it was assumed that involvement of the CEO of Binance, Changpeng CZ Zhaowhich after investing $500 million to acquire Twitter could support the initiative to introduce cryptocurrencies within the social network in different roles.