Elon Musk asked users in a survey “Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided they haven’t broken the law or engaged in serious spam?”
Elon Musk Twitter Survey: Days after former US President Donald Trump’s account was restored following a Twitter poll, Twitter’s new boss has released another survey. After the results of this survey, the accounts of many people who were suspended due to one reason or the other can be restored. Elon Musk has resorted to a Twitter poll to gauge public opinion, asking users “whether Twitter should offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided they haven’t broken the law”. Or not indulge in serious spam?” the tech billionaire asked with the option to vote yes or no. The results of the poll survey with a 24-hour window will be out on November 25, 2022 at around 11.16 pm.
Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 23, 2022
Earlier, Musk had run an online poll asking Twitter users whether Trump’s account should be reinstated on the micro-blogging platform. In this poll, which received 15,085,458 votes, 51.8 percent voted yes and 48.2 percent voted against it. Musk tweeted on Saturday, “The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox populi, vox dei.”
Trump’s tweet appeared on January 8, 2021
Trump’s Twitter account appeared to be back up as of Saturday evening and the last tweet was dated January 8, 2021, in which Trump said that for all who have asked, I will not be going to the inauguration on January 20. Asked if he has plans to return to Twitter, the former president said he may not. I don’t see it because I don’t see a reason for it, Trump said, adding that he would stick with his new platform, Truth Social, an app developed by his Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) startup.
Vijaya Gadde tweeted at that time
Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter by the previous management in January 2021, days after an attempted uprising by his supporters at the US Capitol. Trump supporters, disagreeing with the 2020 presidential election results, storm the Capitol. The then head of legal affairs and policy at Twitter, Vijaya Gadde, was at the forefront of the decision to suspend Trump’s Twitter account.
Linking to a Twitter blog post about the company’s decision to permanently suspend Trump’s Twitter account, Gadde tweeted that “@realDonaldTrump’s account has been permanently suspended from Twitter due to the risk of further violence.” Has been done. We have also published our policy enforcement analysis – you can read more about our decision here”.