Elon Musk says taking down accounts for posting links of rival Mastodon was ‘a mistake’

‘I agree, it was a mistake,’ says Musk on Mastodon suspensions

Stuti Mishra
Wednesday 21 December 2022 16:43 GMT
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Elon Musk has admitted taking down accounts for posting links to rival Mastodon was “a mistake” as he looks for a replacement after announcing he is stepping down.

While speaking in a Twitter space organised by American hacker George Hotz on Wednesday, Mr Musk was questioned about the suspension of accounts, like that of venture capitalist Paul Graham, for posting links to Mastodon.

“Yeah, that one was a mistake,” Mr Musk said when asked about users getting banned for mentioning Mastodon.

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