While Elon has so far let a few high-profile accounts back on Twitter such as the Babylon Bee, Jordan B. Peterson, and former President Donald Trump, there are a huge number of smaller accounts that were kicked off when Twitter was run by the wokies and haven’t yet been allowed back on or able to recover their accounts.
Well, now they might be able to. News on that comes from Elon himself, who asked in a poll “Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?”
The “yes” option received a little over 72% of the more than 3 million votes cast, and so Musk then pledged a general amnesty for the suspended accounts, saying:
“The people have spoken.
Amnesty begins next week.
Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”
“Vox populi, Vox Dei”, which is what Elon also said after letting Trump back on, means “the voice of the people is the voice of God“.
That announcement led to a back and forth in the comments, along with the usual praise and pearl-clutching from conservatives and leftists, respectively.
One account asked what would happen to accounts canceled by a rogue government, saying “Many accounts in Brazil have been arbitrarily and illegally suspended by the courts. How will it be in these cases? Brazil lives a dictatorship of the judiciary against the conservatives.”
Elon, responding, said “How can it be both illegal and “by the court”? Twitter must abide by the laws of each country or get shut down.”
The account responded to Elon making the problem more clear, saying “I totally agree with you. The problem is that Brazil is experiencing a dictatorship of the judiciary. You could help us by getting this out to the world. I can’t say more, after all I can be illegally suspended by the supreme court.” Elon did not respond to that comment.
Elon also responded to a meme and said “Mars plans are still moving forward“.
One commenter said “This is awesome, any chance to secure handles that go unused?” to which Elon responded by saying “Some have simply been abandoned, but vast numbers of handles were consumed by bots/trolls. Aiming to start freeing those up next month.”
A conservative account cheered Musk’s decision, saying “Thank you, Elon. Thank you for listening to the people. #BringThemBack ”
A leftie account, on the other hand, announced it was done with Twitter, because of the decision, saying “That seals it, I’m no longer a Twitter user. Been a loyal supporter since 2006 and this is the final straw. Elon has turned this app into a disaster and it’s only getting worse. Deactivating tonight & taking my talents to Facebook where they know how to run an app Goodbye 👋🏽”
Similarly, another said “So you’re going to let Mike Lindell, Nick Fuentes and Donald Trump plan the next coup right on Twitter, Elon. And you believe your advertisers will pay to have their content placed alongside these tweets Good luck with that. Because My Pillow’s advertising budget ain’t that big”
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