Elon Musk announces ‘amnesty’ for suspended Twitter accounts 

BREAKING NEWS: Elon Musk says Twitter ‘amnesty’ for suspended accounts will begin next week – as long as they haven’t broken the law or spammed users

  • New Twitter boss polled users on whether amnesty should be offered to suspended accounts
  • More than 3.1 million Twitter users votes in the poll, with 72 percent saying yes 
  • Musk said: ‘The people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.’ The phrase is Latin for ‘the voice of the people is the voice of God’
  • Decision comes after former President Donald Trump had his account reinstated following a similar poll last week

Elon Musk has announced suspended Twitter accounts will be offered an ‘amnesty’ from next week.

The head of the company, who completed a $44 billion takeover in October, polled Twitter users and the majority backed the move.

The poll posted on Wednesday asked: ‘Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?’

Some 72.4 percent of voters said yes, while 27.6 percent said no. 

There were 3,162,112 votes cast during the 24-hour poll.

Musk said on Thursday: ‘The people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.’

The poll follows another recent survey which asked whether former President Donald Trump should be reinstated.

Musk polled Twitter users on whether suspended accounts should be offered an amnesty and the majority of voters chose yes.

After a majority said yes, Trump’s account was reactivated – and then he said he didn’t see ‘any reason’ to rejoin anyway.

Announcing that decision, Musk also used the Latin phrase ‘Vox Populi, Vox Dei,’ that roughly means ‘the voice of the people is the voice of God.’

Trump said he’d heard Musk’s poll was getting a big response, but that he doesn’t ‘see any reason for it (a return to Twitter).’

‘They have a lot of problems at Twitter. You see what ‘s going on. It (the company) may make it, it may not make it, but the problems are incredible and the engagements are negative,’ he said.

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