Elon Musk said Thursday that Twitter will grant “amnesty” to accounts suspended on the platform starting next week.The CEO issued a polling The previous day discussed whether the platform should reinstate affected accounts.
The news came out within a week Musk also ended ex-President Donald Trump’s ban from the platform after running a similar poll. trump banned After the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, but Say He does not intend to return to the platform.
Musk’s poll of users included a warning that suspended account holders could rejoin the platform “provided they have not broken the law or participated in egregious spam.” About 3.2 million users participated in the poll , of which 72.4% voted for amnesty.
“People are talking. Amnesty starts next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk said. explain, Using a Latin phrase that means “the voice of the people is the voice of God”.
Historically, Twitter has banned accounts that glorify hate and harassment, may incite violence, or rampantly spread misinformation that could lead to harm. Some of the prominent personalities banned include MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell after a series of statements claiming Trump had in fact won the 2020 presidential election; former Trump adviser and former Breitbart executive chairman Steve Jeff Bannon said Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be beheaded; Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes violated the site’s policy banning violent extremist groups.
It’s unclear from Musk’s brief tweets how Twitter will handle content moderation in the future, as more potentially questionable voices return to the platform.These concerns are only due to Musk mass layoffs and the general exodus of employeesInstead of being “hardcore,” quit.