Thursday 24 November 2022 – 04:19
Twitter boss Elon Musk launched a new poll Wednesday on reinstating suspended Twitter accounts, after his latest poll led him to reinstate former US President Donald Trump’s account.
“Should Twitter offer a blanket amnesty to suspended accounts, as long as they haven’t broken the law or sent outrageous spam? Yes/No,” he asked. Two hours later, more than a million accounts had already spoken, largely in favor of the “yes”.
Elon Musk believes that content moderation is too restrictive and undermines freedom of expression and for him, Twitter is a “digital public square” essential to democracy in the world.
The new owner and CEO of Twitter has already rehabilitated on Saturday the account of former US President Donald Trump, banned from the social network after the assault on Capitol Hill in Washington in January 2021.
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated, ”he tweeted after 15 million accounts responded to his poll on the return of the Republican multi-billionaire, including 51.8% in favor of “yes”.