Twitter to provide ‘amnesty’ to suspended accounts: Elon Musk


New York: Twitter chief Elon Musk on Friday announced that the microblogging site will offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts from next week after 72.4 per cent of users who participated in the Twitter poll voted in favour of it.

Elon Musk held a poll on Twitter asking users whether the platform should offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, as done for reinstating former US president Donald Trump’s account last week.

“Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?” he asked. Among the 3,162,112 responses, 72.4 per cent voted in favour and 27.6 per cent disagreed.

Last week, the world’s richest person reinstated some previously suspended accounts, including former US President Donald Trump, the satirical website Babylon Bee and comedian Kathy Griffin.

It must be noted that after taking control over Twitter Musk had said that he would not reinstate any banned accounts until the company had set up and convened a content moderation council with “widely diverse viewpoints”.

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