Elon Musk said Thursday he will begin restoring most banned accounts on Twitter starting next week. It is his most extensive move to repeal the social media platform’s policy of permanently suspending users who repeatedly violate the rules.
The announcement came after Musk on Wednesday. substandard his followers about whether to offer “A general amnesty for suspended accounts? that they are not violating the law or engaging in serious spam.”
The poll, which closed at about 12:45 p.m. ET on Thursday, ended with 72.4% voting in favor of the proposal and 27.6% voting against. The poll received more than 3 million votes on Twitter.
It was not immediately clear how Musk and his team at Twitter would sort out which accounts were banned for illegal or spam content. compared to other violations and the total number of accounts to be restored.
Musk announced last week that he would Recover Donald Trump’s account After another poll he posted on the platform ended up with little support for sending the former president, who was banned after the January 6, 2021, attack on Capitol, back to the stage, Musk has.
also recover the account of controversial users Previously banned or suspended They include conservative Canadian podcaster Jordan Peterson, right-leaning satire site Babylon Bee, comedian Kathy Griffin and agent Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Shortly after the acquisition of Twitter, Musk said to build “Content Moderation Council” has “diverse views” and will not judge critical content until action is taken.
There is no evidence that the group was formed or involved in Musk’s decision to switch platforms. After Musk restored Trump’s account, he tweeted, “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Latin for “The voice of the people is the voice of God.”
Before Musk’s takeover of Twitter There will generally be a “strike”. This corresponds to extended suspensions when users repeatedly violate anti-COVID-19 rules or misrepresent the integrity of their citizens. This gives the user up to nine chances before being booted from the platform.
The platform also has other enforcement mechanisms such as tagging tweets or reducing reach. For additional rules, including those prohibiting terrorism, Threats of violence against individuals or groups Targeting harassment or harassment Publishing other people’s private information and content; promoting harassment or self-harm;
Musk previously said he disagreed with Twitter’s permanent ban policy.
“Twitter’s new policy is freedom of speech. Not freedom of access,” Musk said in a tweet last week. It reflects industry standard guidelines. “Negative/Hateful Tweets are Maximum Canceled & No Monetization. So there are no ads or other revenue on Twitter.”
The decision to recover countless previously banned accounts can be made. continue to alienate Twitter advertisers, many of whom have fled the platform amid the turmoil since Musk took over, fearing their ads could end up with inappropriate content. How many weeks did it make “Severe drop in revenue” for the company