Musk says suspended Twitter accounts shall be granted amnesty 'subsequent week'

Elon Musk on Thursday mentioned “a basic amnesty” for suspended Twitter customers will start subsequent week after he posted a ballot over whether or not the platform ought to take motion to revive affected accounts.

“Ought to Twitter provide a basic amnesty to suspended accounts, supplied that they haven’t damaged the regulation or engaged in egregious spam?” Musk requested within the ballot.

As of Thursday afternoon, slightly greater than 3 million customers had participated within the ballot, and just below three-quarters had voted in favor of the amnesty. 

“The folks have spoken. Amnesty begins subsequent week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk said, touting the Latin phrase which means “the voice of the folks is the voice of God.” 

Musk had already reinstated the Twitter account of former President Trump, who had been banned from the platform after the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol. 

The Trump account name was additionally made after Musk ran a ballot, additionally utilizing the “Vox Populi, Vox Dei” tagline. The previous president, although, has mentioned he doesn’t plan to return to the platform.

Musk’s newest poll-based strikes are among the many controversial adjustments he’s made to the social media platform since his $44 billion acquisition late final month. 

The return of suspended accounts heightens considerations about content material moderation on the platform, which had already been exacerbated by Musk’s mass layoffs at Twitter earlier this month.