Elon Musk again, Started a Poll ‘general amnesty’ on Suspended Twitter Account

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Elon Musk has once more started a poll on Twitter asking users whether the platform should offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts. The poll mimicked the method used just days ago via former US president Donald Trump.

The move comes as Musk has confronted pushback that his standards for content moderation are issue to his private whim, with reinstatements decided for certain accounts and not others.

“Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?” Musk requested in a tweet.

Trump’s Twitter account was reinstated Saturday after a narrow majority of respondents supported the move.

Polls on Twitter are open to all customers and are unscientific and probably focused via fake accounts and bots.

According to the AFP News Agency, a blanket choice on suspended accounts could probably alarm government authorities that are maintaining a close seem at Musk’s handling of hateful speech since he offered the influential platform for $44 billion.

It could also spook Apple and Google, tech titans that have the strength to ban Twitter from their cellular app stores over content concerns.

Trump was banned from the platform early last yr for his position in the January 6 assault on the US Capitol via a mob of his supporters seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Before we continue, below is Elon Musk’s Tweet:

Musk, who closed his buyout of Twitter in late October, did not make clear whether the bans to be covered by the poll were permanent suspensions or temporary ones.

Separately, Musk has reportedly told his employees that the company would encrypt DMs and work to add encrypted video and voice calling between accounts. Livemint reports

“We want to enable users to be able to communicate without being concerned about their privacy, [or] being concerned about a data breach at Twitter causing all of their DMs to hit the web, or think that maybe someone at Twitter could be spying on their DMs. That’s obviously not going to be cool and it has happened a few times before,” Musk said, the outlet reported.

The richest man in the world also went on to say that “we also want to have the ability to do voice and video chat via DMs.”

In 2018, Twitter warned that an undisclosed number of DMs between businesses and their customers had been accessible by outsiders for over a year.

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