Musk says he will give ‘pardon’ to suspended Twitter account

San Francisco – Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk said on Thursday that he would give a “pardon” to the suspended account.

The billionaire’s announcement came after he asked Votes posted on his timeline to vote for return For accounts that have not “violated the law or engaged in malicious spam.” He got 72% of the votes in favor.

“People have spoken. Amnesty starts next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted, using a Latin phrase meaning “voice of the people, voice of God.”

After posting a similar poll last weekend, Musk used the same Latin phrase Before reinstating former President Donald Trump’s account, This was banned by Twitter for facilitating the January 6, 2021 Capitol Rebellion. Trump has said he has no intention of returning to Twitter, but has not deleted his account.

Such online polls are unscientific and can be easily influenced by bots.

A month after Musk hijacked Twitter, the group that monitors the platform for racist, anti-Semitic, and other toxic speech has taken it to the world’s virtual public forums. said to be increasing.For that Surge in Racist Abuse Against World Cup Soccer Players Twitter is said to be out of action.

Increase in harmful content mostly due to disability Following Musk’s decision to lay off half of the company’s 7,500 employees, lay off top executives, and enact a series of ultimatums to force hundreds more to leave. It also let go of countless contractors responsible for content moderation.Some resigned in disbelief at Musk’s willingness to prevent Twitter from devolving into anarchic turmoil of speech. Yoel Roth, Head of Trust and Safety at Twitter.

big advertisers abandoned platform.

On October 28, the day after he took control, Musk tweeted that suspended accounts would not be reinstated until Twitter was founded. “Content Moderation Council” with Diverse Viewpoints It considers the case.

On Tuesday, he said he was breaking that promise. That’s because the advertiser urged him to stop providing information to Twitter, at least temporarily, later agreeing with claims of a “large coalition of political and social activist groups” that “broken the deal”. work.

twitter the day before Revive the personal account of far-right lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene, It was banned in January for violating the platform’s COVID misinformation policy.

Meanwhile, Mr. Musk has become increasingly friendly with right-wing figures on Twitter.Ahead of this month’s US midterm elections He urged ‘independence-minded’ people to vote Republican.

a A report from the European Union published on Thursday Twitter said it took longer to review hateful content than it did in 2021 and took down less of it this year. The report is based on data collected the spring before Musk acquired Twitter as part of its annual assessment of online platforms’ compliance with Block’s code.Acts on Disinformation. Twitter found that from 82% in 2021 he rated just over half of the notifications about illegal hate speech he received within 24 hours.

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