Twitter’s new boss, Elon Musk, announced Thursday (November 24th) that he would reinstate suspended accounts on the platform as of next week, “provided they haven’t broken the law or sent outrageous spamming”. The Billionaire carried out a survey on its network on Wednesday at the end of which a majority emerged in favor of this measure. “The amnesty begins next week”he added a few days after doing the same thing on behalf of Donald Trump.
The people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi vox dei.
A large majority of voters said they were in favor of reinstating suspended accounts. Thus, 72.4% of the approximately 3.16 million people who expressed themselves answered ” yes “ to Mr. Musk’s question.
The use of the latter to surveys to define certain orientations of Twitter goes against a commitment expressed shortly after the takeover of the company. The boss of Tesla had indeed announced the imminent formation of a “moderation council with very diverse points of view”. “No major decision regarding the contents or the reinstatement of accounts will be taken before the meeting of this council”he tweeted.
But the richest man on the planet went back on that promise, accusing “social and political activists” to seek to “kill Twitter by drying up [ses] advertising revenue », which account for 90% of the company’s revenue. This strategy amounts, according to the tempestuous entrepreneur, to a breach of the agreement to establish a council of elders.