Elon Musk promises to reinstate suspended accounts based on results of Twitter poll: ‘Amnesty begins next week’

November 25, 2022, 4:49 AM UTC
Musk asked his users about reinstating suspended accounts. Nearly three-fourths of votes favored doing so.
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Elon Musk said Twitter Inc. will vastly expand the reinstatement of banned users from next week in a major reversal of the site’s content-moderation policies.       

In response to a poll conducted by Musk, about 72% of participants voted in favor of a “general amnesty” for suspended accounts on Twitter “provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.” Musk on Thursday said the amnesty will begin next week.  

Since buying Twitter, the billionaire chief executive has reinstated a number of accounts including former President Donald Trump, Christian news satire site Babylon Bee and Canadian self-help author Jordan Peterson. 

While Musk had previously said no reinstatements would be made before the formation of a content moderation council, he’s accused activists groups of breaking a deal made over the council.  

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