Elon Musk ran a Twitter poll asking users if he should grant mass amnesty to suspended accounts.
“Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?” Musk asked.
The results of the poll are in!
With 3.1 million votes, 72.4% of respondents chose amnesty for suspended accounts.
The people want free speech and reject censorship!
“Amnesty begins next week,” Musk tweeted.
The people have spoken.
Amnesty begins next week.
Vox Populi, Vox Dei.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2022
— New York Post (@nypost) November 25, 2022
Elon Musk announced a big “amnesty” on Twitter
The new owner of the social network Twitter has promised to hold an “amnesty” for blocked accounts next week. Before that, he arranged a poll in which, of the three million voters, the majority were in favor. pic.twitter.com/FUszbKBrQa
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) November 25, 2022
The New York Post reported:
The controversial billionaire announced he planned on granting “amnesty” to suspended accounts after more than 70% of users favored reinstating banished accounts that haven’t broken any laws or taken part in “egregious spam.”
“The people have spoken,” Musk tweeted on Thanksgiving. “Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” which is the Latin phrase for “the voice of the people, the voice of God.”
This is the second time in several days that Musk used unscientific polling – that can easily be swayed by bots – to make a notable decision about the social media company’s future.
He announced former President Donald Trump was allowed back on the site after he was tossed from it following the riot on Jan. 6, 2021. Trump has yet to tweet since he was welcomed back and claimed he won’t return to the company.
Our friends at The Gateway Pundit commented:
The results are in. And Musk has spoken.
Starting next week: we’re back! All of us! All accounts that didn’t violate the law will reportedly be reinstated to Twitter.
This will definitely shake things up! Especially if the algorithms are similar to the two weeks of explosive growth for conservatives after Musk announced his purchase!