if Twitter Looks like a dumpster fire now, just wait. Executive Director Elon Musk Announce a blanket amnesty for nearly all suspended accounts next week, allowing countless banned users to return to the malicious platform. Unsurprisingly, he conceded the final decision to a Twitter poll.
In a tweet posted on Wednesday, Musk asked the general public, “Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided they don’t break the law or engage in egregious spam?”
previously, Twitter users can be banned For many transgressions such as abuse, harassment, blood spilling, sexual violence, promoting self-harm, threatening violence, or harassing others because of their race or gender. Accounts posting mass shooting statements or other content created by violent offenders have also been suspended.
Now it could all be back on Twitter in a few days, after 72.4 percent of the 3.1 million respondents in Musk’s survey agreed to allow currently suspended accounts to be reinstated.
“The people have spoken,” Musk tweeted after the poll result was announced on Thursday. “Amnesty starts next week. Fox Boboli, Fox Day.”
The Latin phrase “Vox Populi, Vox Dei” translates to “Voice of the People.” [is] The voice of God” and it seems to have become a slogan for Musk. The billionaire also used this phrase when announcing his decision to Restore the Twitter account of fellow billionaire Donald Trumpwhich was also determined by a Twitter poll.
Interestingly, one of the earliest uses of the phrase can be traced back to Medieval scientist Alcuin of York, meaning the exact opposite of what Musk used to say. The full citation reads, “Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.”
Translated, this means, “And these people should not be listened to who keep saying that the voice of the people is the voice of God, because the riot of the crowd is always very close to madness.”
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It’s unclear exactly how Twitter’s pardon will be implemented, because the clearest messages out about this change so far have been Musk’s few tweets. The only exceptions the CEO has identified for this mass amnesty are spam and lawbreaking, which leaves plenty of room for a lot of unsavory behavior.
This also means that it is possible that Twitter accounts that have been suspended for impersonation could be allowed to come back. Impersonation has recently become an important issue for Twitter then Musk has made verification badges available for purchase without the need for any actual identity verification. This led to A flood of users pretending to be different VIPsWhich in turn It led to utter chaos. Twitter has since suspended issuance of verification badges indefinitely.
Mashable has reached out to Twitter for clarification and comment, as our query will no doubt join the mountain of unread emails clogging our unattended inbox. Twitter has laid off more than half of its employees Since Musk took over the company at the end of last month, including the people who usually answer press inquiries.