Elon Musk says Twitter will offer ‘amnesty’ to suspended accounts
According to Elon Musk, some suspended accounts on Twitter will be given a “general amnesty” starting the following week.
He did this after asking Twitter users on Wednesday whether accounts that had “not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam” should be permitted to return to the social media network.
Mr. Musk has already restored several accounts, including that of former US President Donald Trump.
The richest man on earth recently purchased Twitter for $44 billion (£36.3 billion).
More than 3.1 million people used Twitter to participate in Mr. Musk’s poll, and 72.4% of them selected “Yes.”
“The conversation is over. Next week, amnesty will begin “Later, Mr. Musk, who uses the platform and has 118.7 million followers, tweeted.
Additionally, he uttered a Latin proverb that means “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”
Mr. Musk omitted to describe how the amnesty procedure would operate.
After conducting a poll in which users narrowly supported the action, he restored Donald Trump’s account on Saturday.
The former US president, however, might not retake the stage because “I don’t see any reason for it,” he said.
He has declared his intention to run for the US presidency once more in 2024.
After Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol in 2021, his Twitter account was suspended on the grounds that it might incite violence.
The Twitter accounts of rapper Ye (previously known as Kanye West) and influencer Andrew Tate have also been reactivated by Mr. Musk.
Jones, the host of Infowars, falsely and repeatedly claimed that the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in the US, which left 20 children and six adults dead, was a hoax. As a result, Jones was ordered to pay $1.44 billion in damages.
Having lost his own child, Mr. Musk declared in his letter that he “had no mercy” for those who “would use the deaths of children for gain, politics, or fame.”
Prior to the appointment of a moderation board, he stated that no decision would be made regarding banned accounts.
After months of negotiations, Musk finally closed the $44 billion purchase of Twitter on October 28th.
Since then, he has fired half of the company’s 7,500 employees, and hundreds more are rumored to have left after receiving an email warning that those who remained would have to put in long hours and “hardcore” work.