Elon Musk offers general amnesty to suspended Twitter accounts

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Elon Musk has announced a general amnesty for suspended Twitter accounts in a move that brought a warning that “superspreaders of hate” will return to the social media platform.

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Twitter’s new owner said an amnesty for blocked users would begin next week, after a majority of votes in a poll of his account supported the move. Accounts suspended on Twitter include Steve Bannon, former adviser to Donald Trump, right-wing UK commentator Katie Hopkins and David Duke, former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard.

Musk launched a poll on Wednesday asking whether a general amnesty should be offered to the accounts, provided they did not “break the law or engage in egregious spam”. Musk did not specify what he meant. More than 3.1m votes were recorded by the poll, with 72% in favor of an apology.

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