Musk claims that beginning next week, Twitter will offer a “wide amnesty” for certain terminated accounts.
On Wednesday, he polled Twitter users on whether accounts that “had not breached the law or participated in flagrant spam” should be reinstated to the social networking site. Mr. Musk has already restored some accounts, including that of former US President Donald Trump.
One of the world’s richest men has purchased Twitter for $44 billion (£36.3 billion). Mr. Musk’s poll received responses from almost 3.1 million people on Twitter, with 72.4% indicating support.
“The will of the people has been heard. Next week, amnesty will begin “Mr. Musk, who has 118.7 million Twitter followers, subsequently sent a tweet. The Latin phrase he used translates to “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”
Mr. Musk did not elaborate on the specifics of the amnesty procedure. On Saturday, he brought Donald Trump back after a survey showed a tiny majority of users supported doing so.
But “I don’t see any justification for it,” the former U.S. president has stated, suggesting he may not return to the podium.
He has declared his intention to seek the president again in 2024. After Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol in 2021, his Twitter account was temporarily disabled on the grounds that it may incite violence.
In addition, Mr. Musk has brought back to life the Twitter profiles of artist Ye (formerly Kanye West) and influencer Andrew Tate.
The billionaire did, however, say that Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist, will be banned from Twitter permanently.
After Jones falsely claimed that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre in the United States, in which twenty children and six adults were killed, was a hoax, he was ordered to pay $1.44 billion in damages.
Mr. Musk claimed that he “had no pity” for anybody who would “exploit the deaths of children for riches, politics, or celebrity” after his own kid had died.
He had previously stated that an account ban decision would be tabled until a moderating board was selected.
On October 28th, following months of negotiations, Mr. Musk finally closed on his $44 billion purchase of Twitter.
Following an email stating that long hours and “hardcore” labor would be expected of those who stayed, he has subsequently fired off half of the firm’s 7,500-strong employees, and hundreds more people are reported to have fled.