Elon Musk says ‘amnesty’ is coming for suspended Twitter accounts

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Elon Musk announced Thursday that Twitter would grant amnesty to suspended accounts starting next week after holding an election.

Musk shared a poll on Wednesday asking users if Twitter should offer general amnesty for suspended accounts “provided they haven not violated the law , or engaged in egregious Spam.”

With more than 3,000,000 respondents, 72.4% of Twitter users voted for the affirmative.

“The people have spoken. Musk tweeted: “Amnesty starts next week,” Musk added, “Vox Populi Vox Dei”, a Latin phrase that means “voice of people is God”.

Last Friday, the new Twitter boss polled his followers asking them if former President Donald Trump should return to Twitter after being banned following the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at U.S. Capitol.

Trump said that he would not return to Twitter, but he hasn’t deleted his account.

Musk posted on Oct. 28th, the day after he assumed control of Twitter, that suspended accounts would not be restored until Twitter created a “content moderation committee” that included diverse viewpoints to consider the cases.


Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and Tesla CEO, speaks in Los Angeles, California on June 13, 2019. (Reuters/Mike Blake/File Photo / Reuters Photos

He said that he had reneged on his promise Tuesday because he agreed to it at the insistence “a large coalition political-social activist groups” who then “broke the agreement” by asking that advertisers stop tweeting their business.

Twitter had already reinstated Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account a day earlier. Taylor Greene was previously banned earlier in the year. Twitter also restored Jordan Peterson and the Babylon Bee.

Musk wrote that he will not reinstate Alex Jones and said: “My firstborn died in my arms. I felt his final heartbeat. I will not spare anyone who would profit from the deaths of children to gain power, fame or politics.”


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