Musk says granting 'amnesty' to suspended Twitter accounts
New Twitter owner Elon Musk has said he is granting amnesty for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation.The billionaires announcement came on Thursday 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 billionaire's announcement came on Thursday 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 per cent.
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. Trump has said he won't 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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