Musk granting ‘amnesty’ to suspended Twitter accounts

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By Associated Press Reporter

New Twitter owner Elon Musk said that he is granting “amnesty” for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation.

The billionaire’s announcement came after he asked in a poll posted to his timeline to vote on reinstatements for accounts that have not “broken the law or engaged in egregious spam”.

The yes vote was 72%.


“The people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Mr Musk tweeted using a Latin phrase meaning “the voice of the people, the voice of God”.

Mr Musk used the same Latin phrase after posting a similar poll last last weekend before reinstating the account of former president Donald Trump, which Twitter had banned for encouraging the January 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection.

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Mr Trump has said he will not return to Twitter, but has not deleted his account.

Such online polls are anything but scientific and can easily be influenced by bots.

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