Elon Musk says he will grant ‘amnesty’ to suspended Twitter accounts

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The new owner of the social media platform Twitter announced on Thursday that will grant “amnesty” for suspended accounts.

  • NPR – The billionaire’s announcement came 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%.
  • FOX NEWS – After Musk’s latest poll, Washington Post left-wing tech columnist Taylor Lorenz channeled the rage and frustration of “activists and online trust and safety experts” over the news in a piece headlined, “‘Opening the gates of hell’: Musk says he will revive banned accounts.”
  • THE HILL – Musk had already reinstated the Twitter account of former President Trump, who had been banned from the platform after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. 
  • AXIOS – Alejandra Caraballo, clinical instructor at Harvard Law’s cyberlaw clinic, told the Washington Post that Musk’s planned action was “existentially dangerous” for marginalized communities.