The new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, announced in a tweet Thursday that he had decided, based on the result of a 24-hour referendum he conducted on the platform, to issue a “general pardon” for the frozen accounts on his site and to reactivate them starting next week.
Musk said, “The people have said their word. The general amnesty begins next week,” in response to a previous tweet he published on Wednesday, in which he asked the tweeters to answer in a referendum on the following question, “Is Twitter supposed to grant a general amnesty for suspended accounts, provided that they have not violated the law or Sent explicit spam?
72.4% of the tweeters answered Musk’s question with “yes”, while 27.6% of them answered “no”.
Musk had used the same phrase, “the people have said their word,” to announce last week that former US President Donald Trump’s account had been reactivated, after it was banned after a number of his supporters invaded the Capitol building on January 6, 2021.
Musk, the richest man in the world and the owner of Tesla and SpaceX, decided to reactivate Trump’s account based on a similar referendum he conducted, and the result was in favor of the former president.
Musk acquired the Blue Bird platform at the end of October for $44 billion.