The result of a voting poll proposing amnesty to all suspended accounts on Twitter has informed Elon Musk’s decision to unban all suspended accounts on the platform starting from next week. The amnesty only covers accounts that have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam. 

Why this matters 
The latest of Elon Musk’s changes to Twitter would see the restoration of several accounts who were suspended for violating Twitter’s rule of conduct under former management; justly or unjustly. 

  • Many have expressed concern that the amnesty of accounts could lead to a rise in hateful speech, racism, anti-Semitism, etc. under the leadership of Elon Musk, the free speech advocate. 
  • The billionaire has in the past settled the concerns of hateful speeches claiming that such impressions were down by 1/3 from the platform’s metrics. 

The big picture 
Twitter is undergoing a complete revamp under the leadership of Elon Musk. This means that there would be a lot of changes and disruption of the way the application works over a period before it becomes stable. Elon Musk has already laid over staff, unbanned controversial figures including Donald Trump, Jordan Peterson, and put on hold the planned relaunch of Twitter Blue

  • Experts believe the curiosity in the changes coming to the platform is driving the daily active users of the platform. 
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