Elon Musk stated on Sunday that anyone using a parody account on Twitter who engages in impersonation without making it evident that it is one would have their account permanently terminated without notice.
Elon Musk said in a different tweet that while Twitter had previously offered a notice before the suspension, there will be “no exceptions” now that broad verification is being implemented.
Elon Musk stated that this will be made explicit as a requirement for joining Twitter Blue and that any name change would result in a temporary loss of the verified checkmark.
In Elon Musk’s first significant upgrade to the social media site, Twitter updated its app on Saturday and started charging $8 for coveted blue check verification marks.
Mr. Musk, the CEO of Tesla Inc. and the new CEO of Twitter, announced last month that the latter will create a content moderation committee with “widely varied opinions.”
Before that council meets, “no significant content choices or account reinstatements will happen,” he continued.
Mr. Musk stated last week that banned accounts won’t be released on Twitter unless the social media site has “a clear method for doing so.”
Elon Musk posted further information concerning the prospective return of Twitter’s most well-known banned user, former US President Donald Trump, saying that developing such a method would take at least a few more weeks. The revised schedule suggests that Mr. Trump won’t return in time for the November elections.
The New York Times had claimed that Twitter will not begin rolling out verification checkmarks to users of its new service until after Tuesday’s midterm elections.