The scope of investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the privacy and data security practices of the microblogging site Twitter will be increased. Since Elon Musk’s takeover of the company, there have been fears that Twitter may fail to comply with an agreement reached with US regulators last year in which the company agreed to improve its privacy-related systems. Along with this, the company also had to pay $150 million.
FTC lawyers last month Twitter Two former executives of the company were questioned about the compliance of the rules. Twitter was accused of using private information such as phone numbers for advertising, despite telling users that the information would be used for security purposes. After Musk’s takeover of the company, a large number of workers were laid off, it is feared that the company may fail to comply with the agreement. Musk bought Twitter for about $44 billion. After this, at the beginning of last month, almost half of the workers of the company were fired.
Musk this week reinstated the Twitter accounts of journalists who were suspended last week for reporting on Musk. Musk had conducted a poll on Twitter to restore the accounts of journalists, in which most of the users voted in favor of restoring these accounts.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk blocked the journalists’ Twitter accounts resumed welcome to do. However, with this, Volker said that his apprehensions remained intact. “Twitter has a responsibility to respect human rights. Elon Musk must commit to making decisions based on publicly available policies. This includes free speech,” he said. The United Nations and the European Union (EU) had also objected to the blocking of journalists on Twitter. Twitter changed its policy last week to say that accounts or tweets doing so in addition to sharing a person’s location during humanitarian efforts or public events will be removed.
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