TMZ hit this morning with a video of Elon Musk saying that his moderation council that he instituted after he bought Twitter is really powerless.
In the video Musk pointed that he’s the final say and that the council is ‘advisory’ only.
Below is the video from TMZ:
The inference is that Musk’s moderation council that he tweeted about is nothing more than a paper tiger and that he’s hiding this from the public.
Here’s the tweet of him announcing the council in late October:
Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints.
No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 28, 2022
So yeah, it looks like Musk is not being truthful about it. But this isn’t the whole story.
In fact, someone asked him about this on Twitter and Musk pointed out that he created this council to appease activists that were trying to hurt Twitter monetarily. But he says they broke the deal:
A large coalition of political/social activist groups agreed not to try to kill Twitter by starving us of advertising revenue if I agreed to this condition.
They broke the deal.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2022
They broke the deal so the council is now essentially moot.
So there you go. Now you know the rest of the story.