TASS, November 6. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk called on the new owner of the American company Twitter Elon Musk to ensure the human rights observance in the social network of the same name, according to the open letter published on Saturday on the office’s website.
"Respect for our shared human rights should set the guardrails for the platform’s use and evolution. In short, I urge you to ensure human rights are central to the management of Twitter under your leadership," the message reads. The UN Human Rights Chief expressed concern about reports that Musk had fired a significant number of employees responsible for overseeing human rights and ethics at Twitter.
On October 27, Musk closed the deal to buy Twitter, the company that owns the social network of the same name. The new owner is expected to abolish the practice of permanently blocking users. The entrepreneur announced that he was creating a special council to look into the issue of Twitter moderation.