Twitter CEO Elon Musk faced questions and backlash Friday in response to a new policy centered around policing mean tweets on the social media platform.
The news comes as Musk has faced pressure from advertisers, activists, and other entities to moderate content on the platform while he simultaneously has made drastic reductions in the company’s workforce.
“New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach,” Musk tweeted. “Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter. You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from rest of Internet.”
“Naval,” a highly popular Twitter account with nearly 2 million followers, responded to Musk’s tweet by writing: “Freedom of speech means Twitter not