Elon Musk joins the Twitter forum Business

This referenced Mr Musk using similar wording in a previous poll suggesting Twitter needed to do more to protect free speech.

Mr. Musk also missed a regulatory deadline to disclose his participation by nearly a fortnight. US Stock Exchange Commission (SEC) rules state that investors have 10 days to disclose any stake of 5% or more in a listed company.

Tesla’s chief executive acquired his Twitter shares on March 14, but didn’t file until April 4 — a gap of 12 days.

SEC penalties for late filing have typically been around $100,000. Such a sanction is unlikely to trouble Mr Musk, who is the world’s richest man and is worth around $267billion (£203billion).

Unlike Facebook, Twitter never had an editing feature that allowed users to edit posts after posting them. Facebook introduced the feature in 2012.

The addition of an edit button could mirror Facebook’s initial rollout, giving users a window of seconds to edit a post and remove misspelled words.

The Meta-owned social network has rolled out subsequent updates allowing changes to be made at any time, which adds a “modified” tag.

Clicking it displays all previous versions of the edited message, helping other users follow the original form of a discussion.

Other platforms have introduced similar features. Google-owned YouTube has started using its “edit” feature to try and clean up its infamously crude comment sections.

If users attempt to post something obscene or abusive, YouTube detects foul language and displays a prominent “edit” button, along with one labeled “Post Anyway” along with prompts to “keep respectful comments”.

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