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Twitter to grant 'amnesty' to suspended accounts starting next week, says Elon Musk

Twitter's new owner Elon Musk said the site will provide "general amnesty" to suspended accounts starting next week.

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Elon Musk held a Twitter poll asking if the microblogging site should offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts.

By India Today Web Desk: Elon Musk on Friday said that Twitter will grant a "general amnesty" to suspended accounts starting next week. He announced the decision after he held a poll on the microblogging site asking users whether suspended accounts that “have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam” should be granted amnesty.

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In the poll which more than 3.16 million users participated in, more than 72.4 per cent voted in favour of bringing back the suspended accounts.

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After the poll, the new owner of Twitter said, “The people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”

He made a similar tweet less than a week ago when he reinstated the Twitter account of former US President Donald Trump. Trump has said he won’t return to Twitter but his account still remains on the site.

Last month, Musk said Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with "widely diverse viewpoints". "No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes," he added.

Musk's less than one-month reign in Twitter has been marked with change and chaos as he laid off half the company’s 7,500-person workforce, fired top executives, and then instituted a series of ultimatums that prompted hundreds more to quit.

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