Twitter’s Musk says it will give amnesty to users

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Twitter’s Musk says it will give amnesty to users

After running a poll on whether to suspend accounts next week, Elon Musk said on Thursday that Twitter will give a general amnesty to users who have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.

In a poll on Wednesday, 72.4% of the more than 3.16 million users who took part voted in favor of bringing back those who had been suspended by the social media platform.

Musk, who acquired Twitter last month, said on Thursday. Amnesty starts next week. Some previously suspended accounts, including former U.S. President Donald Trump, satirical website Babylon Bee and comedian Kathy Griffin, were reinstated last week by Musk, the world's richest person.

In October he said that Twitter would form a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints. Musk said no major content decisions or account reinstatements would happen before the council convened.

The billionaire's first few weeks as the owner of Twitter have been marked by change and chaos. He has fired top managers, including former Chief Executive Agarwal, and it was announced that senior officials in charge of security and privacy had quit.

The resignations of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, whose mandate includes protecting consumers, and said it was watching Twitter with great concern, attracted scrutiny from those resignations. On Thursday, Musk said that Twitter users might notice minor improvements in the platform's speed, which would be significant in countries far away from the United States.