With amnesty, “Musk is opening the Twitter jail doors”: experts warn


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On Thursday, Elon Musk announced that he will grant a “general amnesty” to accounts suspended as of next week; however, experts warn that this It’s not a good idea.

The new owner of Twitter made that decision after taking a survey on the platform where he asked his followers to vote for the reinstatement of accounts that had not “broke the law or egregiously spammed”.

In the poll Musk posted on Twitter on Wednesday, 72.4% of the more than 3.16 million users who participated they voted in favor to bring back those who had been suspended by the social media platform.

the people have spoken. The amnesty starts next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei”, Musk tweetedusing a Latin phrase that translates as “the voice of the people, the voice of God.”

Experts disagree

Although Musk’s announcement was welcomed by many users of the platform, it also sparked a instant avalanche of criticism.

Matt Navarra, a social media expert and former digital adviser to the British government, said: “Elon Musk is Opening all the Twitter jail doors. Things are going to get a little crazier.”

For his part, Michael Edison Hayden of the Southern Poverty Law Center tweeted that Musk was “bringing back the white supremacy big time and wants the whole world to know it.”

He listed a number of far-right and white supremacist figures, including the former leader of the Ku Klux KlanDavid Duke, whose accounts he indicated would be reinstated as a result of the measure.

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