Forgiveness for suspended Twitter accounts? Elon Musk is currently allowing users to vote on the platform. He has a “general amnesty” in mind.
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Twitter, Elon Musk, has users of the short messaging service vote in a poll on activating blocked accounts. In a tweet, he asked if the platform should offer affected users a “general amnesty”.
Users who have violated the law or spread spam messages are excluded from the pardon.
Users of the online service can vote “yes” or “no” until tonight. According to business magazine “Forbes”, more than 700,000 responses were received in the first 45 minutes. There are now nearly 3 million votes cast.
More than 72% of them supported activating blocked accounts. These polls are not representative, but they do reflect the mood on the platform. However, it is unclear if and how many votes were cast by automated accounts. According to the latest information, the service has more than 230 million daily active users.
Musk announced in late October that a council would form on how to handle controversial content before Twitter accounts could be reactivated. Last week, after a user survey, the tech billionaire had former US President Donald Trump’s account activated without a committee. Trump has been banned from Twitter since January 2021. On January 6, he expressed sympathy for his supporters who had stormed the US House of Parliament.
Musk bought Twitter for about $44 billion in late October. Since the takeover, the company has struggled with, among other things, the reluctance of large advertising clients. Advertising revenue has recently accounted for about 90% of revenue.