26 Apr 2022

Twitter user protection concerns amid $44bn Musk takeover

Washington Correspondent

Britain and the EU have joined calls on Elon Musk to ensure Twitter users are protected from harmful content, after his $44 billion deal to take over the social media giant.

Mr Musk has pledged a series of reforms, saying he wants the platform to be a genuine forum for free speech.

But there are concerns that getting rid of restrictions on content could turn it into a digital free for all, enabling potentially violent and abusive content.