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Elon Musk takes new poll asking if he should bring suspended accounts back to Twitter



Elon Musk has put another important thing Twitter decision on the platform’s 250 million regular users after seemingly ruining his previous plans for a content moderation board.

Musk posted a poll on Wednesday asking whether the platform should offer a “general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided they don’t break the law or engage in serious spam.” .”

At the time of this writing, 72% of the nearly 3 million voters agreed.

Just last week, Musk adopted a similar decision-making process when considering whether he should reinstate the former president. Donald Trump account. After 15 million people voted, “yes” won by a small margin and Trump was granted access again, although he has so far refused to return on the platform.

Movement remind civil rights leaders to urge major advertisers to stay away from the platform, saying Musk broke a promise to them earlier this month during a closed-door meeting about hate speech and misinformation.

Twitter’s new CEO initially announced that he would form a “content moderation board with widely diverse views.” He even said that “There will be no material decisions on content or account recovery before that panel convenes.”

However, no such panel was convened, and Musk revoked the accounts of other controversial figures, including Kanye West, who was suspended following his anti-Semitic hate speech. possessive Major Taylor Greene, Jordan Peterson and Andrew Tate. (None of these require a poll.)

While the billionaire claims his sweeping changes are part of his drive for free speech—he describes himself as a “free-speech autocrat”—a the account that he said he would not allow back on Twitter is the account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who is banned in 2018 for abusive behavior.

Musk calls for “transparency”

Musk’s method to make dramatic changes to a social media unpopular with some famous users, with writer James Felton answer, “Your grand vision is to delegate all decisions affecting user safety to all your little right-wing fanboys.” Others praised the idea, choosing a “clean vehicle” under new leadership.

Musk added below his poll, “The world should know the truth about what’s happening at Twitter. Transparency will win the trust of the people.”

Moderation has become one of the most controversial issues at Twitter since Musk took over, especially after he laid off a large number of employees, including a reported 3,000 outsourced moderators. are the enforcers of harmful content rules. Head of trust and safety Yoel Roth also resigned.

Musk’s proposed overhaul of the verification system, designed to prevent imitation, has also been chaos and confusion — and delayed until further notice.

After the layoffs, Twitter also did not have a media team.

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