Elon Musk asked users in a survey “Should Twitter offer a general apology to suspended accounts, provided they haven’t broken the law or engaged in serious spam?”
Elon Musk Twitter Survey: Days after Twitter reinstated former US President Donald Trump’s account following a poll, Twitter’s new boss has released another survey. After the results of this survey, accounts of many people who were suspended for one reason or another can be reinstated. Elon Musk has resorted to a Twitter poll to gauge public opinion, asking users “Should Twitter issue a general apology to suspended accounts, even though they haven’t broken the law. Or engaged in serious spam?” the tech billionaire asked with the option to vote yes or no. The poll results with a 24-hour window will be out on November 25, 2022 at around 11.16 am.
Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided they haven’t broken the law or engaged in serious spam?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 23, 2022
Earlier, Musk had asked Twitter users to conduct an online poll on whether Trump’s account should be reinstated on the micro-blogging platform. 51.8 percent voted yes and 48.2 percent voted against it in the poll, which received 15,085,458 votes. Musk tweeted on Saturday, “The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox D.”
Trump’s tweet came on January 8, 2021
Trump’s Twitter account appeared to be back up by Saturday evening, and the last tweet was dated January 8, 2021, in which Trump said he would not be going to the inauguration on January 20 for those who asked. Asked if he plans to return to Twitter, the former president said he probably won’t. I don’t see it because I don’t see any reason, Trump said, to stick with his new platform, Truth Social, an app developed by his Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) startup.
Vijaya Gadde tweeted at that time
Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter by the previous administration in January 2021, days after an attempted coup by his supporters in the US Capitol. Trump supporters, disagreeing with the results of the 2020 presidential election, storm the Capitol. Vijaya Gadde, then head of legal affairs and policy at Twitter, was at the forefront of Trump’s decision to suspend his Twitter account.
Linking to a Twitter blog post about the company’s decision to permanently suspend Trump’s Twitter account, Gadde tweeted that “@realDonaldTrump’s account has been permanently suspended from Twitter due to the threat of further violence.” We have also published our policy implementation analysis – you can read more about our decision here”.