The new owner of Twitter has announced that suspended accounts will be reinstated on the platform.
“The people have spoken, the amnesty begins next week,” Elon Musk, new owner of the social network, tweeted Thursday evening. It will allow previously suspended accounts to be reinstated on the platform “provided they have not broken the law or engaged in blatant spamming”.
This choice is guided by the result of a survey on his Twitter account. 72% of the more than 3 million voters were in favor.
A few days ago, long-time banned Twitter users like Donald Trump were able to get their accounts back. Yet Elon Musk had to submit these returns to a moderation council, which still does not exist.
In addition, Elon Musk’s use of polls to define certain directions for Twitter goes against a commitment expressed shortly after the takeover of the company.
Regarding the application of sanctions and rules to follow on the social network, Elon Musk added in another tweet that “transparency will win the trust of the people”.