Musk Issues ‘A General Amnesty’ To Suspended Twitter Accounts

GRUENHEIDE, GERMANY - AUGUST 13: Tesla CEO Elon Musk talks during a tour of the plant of the future foundry of the Tesla Gigafactory on August 13, 2021 in Grünheide near Berlin, Germany. The US company plans to build around 500,000 of the compact Model 3 and Model Y series here every year. (Photo by Patrick Pleul - Pool/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Twitter owner Elon Musk on Thursday announced that he would “a general amnesty” on accounts suspended from the platform, to take place next week.
  • The billionaire had sounded out public opinion on the proposal in an online poll, asking “[s]hould Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?”
  • Following a decisive 72.4% response in the affirmative, Musk opted to follow through on the pardon, saying “[t]he people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”

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