Musk Releases Another Twitter Poll, Asking About ‘General Amnesty’ For Suspended Accounts

Twitter owner Elon Musk has released another poll on the social media platform, this time asking users whether the site should offer a “general amnesty to suspended accounts.”

Musk’s first poll, which asked users whether he should reinstate former President Donald Trump’s account, was successful — with 51.8% of users supporting reinstating Trump’s account, while 48.2% opposed the move. There were a total of 15,085,458 votes in the poll.

“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted soon after the poll closed, using a Latin phrase, which roughly translates to “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”

Trump’s Twitter account was reinstated on Saturday, though he has yet to send out any tweets. Of course, that has not stopped the left and their allies in the mainstream media from melting down over the former president being allowed to speak on the platform.

Several other Twitter users who had been banned have since been reinstated as well, including satire outlet The Babylon Bee, journalist James O’Keefe and Jordan Peterson, a psychologist and media personality.

Using the same polling method, Musk is now asking Twitter users about a “general amnesty” for all accounts that had been suspended under the social media company’s previous owners — with some caveats.

“Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?” he asked, providing users with the options to vote in favor or against amnesty.

As of early Thursday morning, the poll has received over 2.6 million votes — with 72.5% voting in favor and 27.5% voting against the move.

Musk also responded to several comments on the poll.

Billy Markus, known on Twitter as Shibetoshi Nakamoto, who created Dogecoin together with Jackson Palmer in 2013, commented: “well whatever it decides to do, twitter should be clear and consistent about its rules and penalties for breaking them, enforcement should be unbiased, and the mechanisms of enforcement shouldn’t be easily abused by people who have an agenda.”

“The more I learn, the worse it gets. The world should know the truth of what has been happening at Twitter. Transparency will earn the trust of the people,” Musk replied.

Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, wrote: “Please limit content moderation to illegal content — or, at most, a narrow interpretation of moderation under Section 230 — and give users the tools that enable the freedom to choose what content they see.”

Musk appeared to agree with Fitton’s suggestion, responding: “That’s the general idea.”