Twitter boss Elon Musk has announced he will extend a “amnesty” for an unspecified number of users, a week after reversing former US President Donald Trump’s lifetime ban on the platform.
“People have spoken out. Amnesty begins next week,” Musk tweeted on Thanksgiving Day. He added “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” a Latin phrase that means “The voice of the people is the voice of God.”
SpaceX and Tesla CEOs launched a Twitter poll on Wednesday asking if Twitter should “A general amnesty for suspended accounts, provided they don’t break the law or engage in serious spam?” Of the more than 3.1 million users who participated, 72.4% voted ‘yes’ and 27.6% voted ‘no’.
In a separate message, Musk also promised to start liberating and offering to get “large number of handles” which was previously “consume” by bots and trolls.
Everyone spoke up. Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2022
Since acquiring Twitter for $44 billion last month, Musk has faced growing criticism for laying off hundreds of employees and reversing the permanent suspension of many notable accounts. idea. consists of former US President Donald Trump after a similar public vote.
While critics say Musk’s actions promote hate speech, harassment and misinformation, he has denied accusations that he is that kind of person. “Right-wing boggart” and affirms that Twitter under its ownership has not banned any leftist, not even for “A complete lie.”
It remains to be seen how many users will be eligible for the amnesty. This week, the platform reinstated Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene, whose personal Twitter account has been permanently banned since early January 2022 for posting “wrong information” about the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Musk has drawn the line Alex Jonessaid he had “unsympathetic” for someone who has used the death of children for influence.
Musk has vowed to transform the platform and turn it into a bastion of free speech, saying it is “important to the future of civilization” to have a digital city square where a variety of beliefs can be discussed.
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