Twitter. Respondents to Elon Musk’s poll vote to restore suspended accounts

A vast majority of voters in a poll launched by new Twitter boss and owner Elon Musk said they were in favor of reinstating the platform’s suspended accounts.

72.4% of the approximately 3.16 million people who spoke answered ” yes » to the question of Elon Musk, who had asked if Twitter should offer a « general amnesty to suspended accounts provided they have not broken the law or sent spam in an outrageous manner”.

The leader did not immediately react Thursday after the results of his survey.

He had already consulted Twitter users to decide whether Donald Trump could return to the platform.

The former American president had been banned from the social network after the assault on the Capitol in Washington in January 2021 due to the risk of violence.

Donald Trump’s account was reinstated after a narrow majority (51.8%) of 15 million voters voted in favor of a return of the Republican billionaire.

Elon Musk had pledged to manage these suspended accounts differently

Elon Musk’s use of polls to define certain directions for Twitter goes against a commitment expressed shortly after the company was taken over.

The boss of Tesla had indeed announced the imminent formation of a “moderation council with very diverse points of view. »

“No major decision on 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 our advertising revenue”, which represent 90% of the company’s revenues.

This strategy amounts, according to the tempestuous entrepreneur, to a breach of the agreement to establish a council of elders.

Several major brands, including Volkswagen, General Motors and General Mills, have announced that they have suspended advertising spending on Twitter since its acquisition by Elon Musk.

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