On Friday, Elon Musk appeared to announce plans to remove the blocking feature from X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. A number of users responded, including Conservative Representative James Woods, who said he would likely leave the platform entirely if the feature was removed. Musk was quick to respond to Woods’ claim tweet againThen delete your account.
Woods has defended his position, responding to an X user that he believes removing the ban feature will make X Musk no different from “freaky Twitter Jack Dorsey”.
He continued, “Musk, whom I once defended, is only doing it to protect his advertisers anyway. X users are just pawns in turning the site into an online shopping mall. The guy I thought was a defender of free speech is just another greedy capitalist. Disappointing, but it is. It’s not surprising.”
Woods isn’t the only one concerned about losing the ability to block users on Twitter. A number of other people have responded to the suggestion, including Wall Street account Silver, that published“And this is a big mistake. Blocking is an important feature of this app. The unfortunate minutes will go up. There are some bad guys that users don’t want to follow or respond to.”
MSNBC host Mahdi Hassan joined the choir as well. like he wrote“Re-Nazis. Let them get checked out. Put ads next to them. And get rid of bans. What could go wrong?”
If Musk goes through with his plan to remove the ban feature, he may have to deal with more than one ire from users who remain on the social media platform. a Community note added Musk’s ad indicated that removing the ability to block others could be a violation of the terms of service for both the App Store and Google Play Store.
In other words, Musk may find himself running an app that can no longer be downloaded on the Internet’s two largest distribution platforms. While Woods’ exit may not give him pause, being banned by Apple and Google at the same time might.
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