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Musk says Twitter will offer ‘amnesty’ to suspended accounts • CableFree TV

Elon Musk said Thursday that Twitter will grant a “general amnesty” to accounts that have been banned from the platform starting next week. The CEO posted interview a day earlier on whether the platform should recover affected accounts.

News comes within a week Musk also lifted former President Donald Trump’s ban. from the platform after conducting a similar survey. Trump was banned after the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol, but said he’s not going back to the platform.

Musk’s poll to users included a warning that suspended account holders could rejoin the platform “provided they didn’t break the law or engage in egregious spam.” About 3.2 million users took part in the survey, 72.4% of whom voted in favor of the amnesty.

“The people have spoken. The amnesty will begin next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei, Musk said, using a Latin phrase that means “The voice of the people is the voice of God.”

Historically, Twitter has blocked accounts that glorify hate and harassment, have the potential to incite violence, or rampantly spread misinformation that could cause harm. Some notable individuals who have been banned include MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell after he made a number of claims that Trump had indeed won the 2020 presidential election; former Trump adviser and former Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon after he said Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be beheaded; and Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes for violating the site’s policy banning violent extremist groups.

It’s not clear from Musk’s brief tweet how Twitter will handle content moderation in the future, now that more potentially problematic voices are back on the platform. Those fears only got worse. Mass layoffs Musk and the overall outcome of employees whobetter to leave than to be “hardcore”.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org