Elon Musk votes on a general amnesty for suspended Twitter accounts

Elon Musk votes on a general amnesty for suspended Twitter accounts

2022/11/23 at 10:57 pm
2022/11/23 at 10:57 pm

Elon Musk, who has not yet completed a month at the head of Twitter after buying the company for 44,000 million dollars, continues to surprise with las decisions What does he take in charge of the social network and how to do it?. last weekend surveyedamong his followers, the reinstatement of Donald Trump’s account and this Wednesday he uses the same method again to resolve another equally controversial issue: enable the vast majority of suspended accounts on Twitter.

The also CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has asked his more than 118 million followers: “Should Twitter offer a blanket amnesty to suspended accounts, as long as they haven’t broken the law or engaged in outrageous spam?” The survey began around 7:00 p.m. yesterday and will remain open for 24 hours until this afternoon. At the time of writing this information, the two million votes cast were approaching with a percentage higher than 70% in favor of yes.

Last Saturday’s vote on Donald Trump added in 24 hours more than 15 million votes and won the yes to the reinstatement of his account by a narrow margin of 51,8% a favor about 48.2 against. Twitter immediately enabled the account of the former president of the United States, but Trump has already said that he will not use it again and will remain on Truth Social, the social network he launched after his expulsion from Twitter.

Twitter forgets the advice of moderation

If the result is what it seems to be, this will mean the return to the platform of the majority of suspended accounts, which would put on hold the idea that Musk launched, after taking command of Twitter and firing the old management, to create a moderation advice with diverse points of view who will make important decisions about content, including the reinstatement of suspended accounts.

Musk responded to the journalist Patrick W. Watson on this question this Wednesday. After reminding him of the latter on Twitter the promise to create the moderation councilMusk has noted that “a large coalition of political / social activist groups agreed not to try to kill Twitter by depriving us of advertising revenue if it agreed to this condition. they broke the deal.” The millionaire refers to the rout of advertisers that occurred after his first decisions and that caused “a massive drop in income.”

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.