Musk polls Twitter customers on amnesty for suspended accounts

Elon Musk has posted a poll on Twitter about whether or not the platform ought to supply a “common amnesty” to suspended accounts so long as they haven’t damaged the regulation or engaged in “egregious spam.” 

The Twitter and SpaceX CEO printed the submit on Wednesday, days after he restored former President Trump’s account for the primary time since he was banned from the web site within the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot. 

Musk tweeted on Saturday that he made the choice after a slender majority voted in favor of restoring Trump’s account in one other Twitter ballot he posted. 

“The folks have spoken. Trump will probably be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” he stated, utilizing the Latin phrase that means “The voice of the folks is the voice of God.” 

Musk has known as himself a free speech “absolutist” and customarily expressed opposition to suspending accounts indefinitely, as Trump’s had been. 

Greater than 1.3 million folks had responded to Musk’s ballot about providing amnesty to suspended accounts as of three p.m. Wednesday, three hours after he posted it. 

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) Twitter account was additionally reportedly restored on Monday after she was suspended from the platform for violating its COVID-19 misinformation insurance policies virtually a yr in the past.