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Elon Musk Polls Twitter Users on Granting Amnesty for Banned Accounts

Elon Musk Polls Twitter Users on Granting Amnesty for Banned Accounts

Twitter's new owner Elon Musk is polling users about whether or not he should reinstate accounts that were previously banned from the platform.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the poll had over 1.5 million votes.

"Yes" was winning, as of 4 p.m. EST, with 72.3 percent of the vote, to 27.7 percent for "no."

Musk recently polled users about reinstating the account belonging to former President Donald Trump — and did so almost immediately after the poll ended.

“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted. The Latin phrase he used translates to “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”

The eccentric billionaire recently tweeted that while the platform will support "freedom of speech," it will not necessarily support "freedom of reach."

"New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach. Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter. You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from rest of Internet," Musk tweeted before announcing that Kathy Griffin, Jordan Peterson, and the Babylon Bee were reinstated.

Musk has also reinstated the personal account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, which was permanently banned in January for posting Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Project Veritas and many others have since been reinstated as well. However, Musk has said that he will not reinstate Alex Jones, due to personal offense about his comments regarding Sandy Hook.

Jones was not originally banned from the platform over Sandy Hook, but for confronting journalist Oliver Darcy in person.

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