Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has expressed his concerns about Elon Musk’s recent wave of Twitter censorship. In response to a post praising Musk, Buterin said that he would rather see Twitter provide users with 30 days’ notice before implementing new content moderation rules.
Elon Musk has been backpedaling on his previous statements about free speech on Twitter. He has banned accounts that track his private jet, and he has censored links to Mastodon, a competing social media website.
Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, has criticized Musk’s actions. He said that banning things in response to catalysts is the path to authoritarianism. He also said that censoring Mastodon is “really bad.”
It is unclear why Musk is banning Mastodon links. However, it is possible that he is trying to stifle competition. Mastodon is a decentralized social media platform, which means that it is not controlled by any one company. This could pose a threat to Twitter, which is a centralized social media platform.
Musk’s actions have raised concerns about his commitment to free speech on Twitter. It remains to be seen how he will balance free speech with other concerns, such as privacy and safety.
Buterin has said that “good policy should be decided behind a veil of ignorance first, applied second.” This means that policies should be made without considering the personal biases or experiences of the people who are making them. Instead, policies should be made based on what is best for everyone, regardless of their individual circumstances.
Buterin has also suggested that Twitter should provide users with a month’s notice before bringing any new content moderation rules into effect. This would give users time to adjust to the new rules and to provide feedback.
It is important to note that these are just Buterin’s preferences. Not everyone agrees with him. However, his views are worth considering, especially as Twitter continues to evolve.