New X Terms of Service Include Old Twitter Powers To Ban Users For “Commercial Inviability”

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. In a move that will likely draw scrutiny, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, now rebranded as X under the ownership of Elon Musk, is set to implement a new policy on September 29th of this year. While the transition from Twitter to X was met with widespread speculation, the content of the forthcoming policy has become a focal point of discussion due to its retention of a contentious clause about “commercial viability.” Related: Freedom of Speech Requires Freedom of Reach The original Twitter policy, which granted the platform the authority to ban users based on their perceived “commercial viability,” had sparked concerns about potential censorship and bias aligned with corporate interests. Critics argued that this clause could be leveraged to stifle diverse opinions and suppress content that did not align with the platform’s economic agenda. Despite the change in ownership and the rebranding effort, it is notable that the new policy for X retains a strikingly similar clause. The published policy states, “We have broad enforcement rights: X reserves the right to take enforcement actions against you if you do violate these terms, such as, for example, removing your Content, limiting visibility, discontinuing your access to X, or taking legal action. We may also suspend or terminate your account for other reasons, such as prolonged inactivity, risk of legal exposure, or commercial inviability.” The decision to maintain the “commercial inviability” wording will…New X Terms of Service Include Old Twitter Powers To Ban Users For “Commercial Inviability”