Twitter’s new owner, billionaire businessman Elon Musk, said Thursday that an “amnesty” will apply next week to suspended accountsunless they have broken the law or engaged in “outrageous spam”.
Musk thus reacted to the eminently favorable responses (more than 72%) of a survey that he raised last Wednesday in his own account, since which has been answered by about 3 million users: “The people have spoken. The amnesty starts next week. Vox populi, vox dei“.
A few days ago, the founder of Tesla already held another online referendum, with five times more participation and a very close result, which led to reinstatement of former President Donald Trump’s accountwho Twitter suspended indefinitely after linking his comments to the storming of the Capitol.
The businessman has shown his rejection of the permanent vetoes on the social network and has returned their accounts to other controversial figures recently, such as the far-right congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, Banned for months for publishing falsehoods about covid-19.
In early November, Musk said that Twitter “will not allow” anyone who has been removed from the social network for violating its rules to return to the platform. until the company has a clear process.
The tycoon, who bought the social network for 44,000 million dollars, also added in a series of tweets that “the Twitter content moderation council will integrate representatives with very divergent points of view, which will no doubt include the civil rights community and groups fighting hate-fueled violence.” (EFE)