Elon Musk says Twitter will give amnesty to suspended accounts

Elon Musk says Twitter will give amnesty to suspended accounts

Elon Musk'sMusk's photo is seen through a Twitter logo in this illustration taken on October 28, 2022. DADO RUVIC REUTERS Elon Musk said on Thursday that Twitter will give a general amnesty to suspended accounts starting next week, after they ran a poll on whether to do so for users who had not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.

According to 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.

In a week, Musk, the world's richest person, reinstated some previously suspended accounts, including former U.S. President Donald Trump, satirical website Babylon Bee and comedian Kathy Griffin.

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

The billionaire's first few weeks as Twitter's owner have been marked by change and chaos. He 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, which protects consumers, said it was watching Twitter with deep concern, and drew scrutiny from those resignations. Musktweeted earlier Thursday that Twitter users might notice small, sometimes major improvements in the platform's speed, which would be significant in countries far away from the United States.