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Musk claims that the ‘block’ feature will be removed from X


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On Friday, Elon Musk said that his social networking platform X would remove a function that allowed users to restrict posts from particular accounts.

According to Musk’s article, the option would still be available for “direct messages” between users of the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. “Block is going to be deleted as a feature, except for DMs,” Musk stated.

The feature is used to limit platform interaction with particular accounts.

Musk has frequently highlighted his modifications as being driven by a desire for free speech and criticized what he sees as the threat that evolving cultural sensitivities pose to free expression.

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The social media platform’s advertising business has crumbled since the tycoon paid $44 billion for it last October, in part due to its laxer attitude to policing hate speech and the reappearance of previously deleted far-right accounts.

The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), a nonprofit organization, claims that hate speech has become more prevalent on the site.

The conclusions have been contested, and X is suing the CCDH.

Donald Trump’s Twitter account was restored by Elon Musk in December, although Trump has not yet joined the service again.

Early in 2021, a group of the ex-president’s followers attacked the US Capitol on January 6 in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election, and as a result, the ex-president was banned from Twitter.

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According to media sources, rapper and fashion designer Kanye West’s account was just restored almost eight months after it had been suspended.

Musk suspended West from the platform last fall after he shared an image that appeared to portray a swastika entwined with a Star of David. West is now known professionally as Ye.

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