Suspended Twitter accounts will be offered "amnesty" by Musk. A thread 孝#twitteramnesty

Elon Musk said on Thursday that Twitter would allow suspended accounts to regain access to the platform beginning next week. In a poll posted a day before, the CEO asked whether the platform should restore banned accounts.

In a similar poll, Musk ended former president Donald Trump's ban from the platform last week. After the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, he said he would not return.

Around 3.2 million users responded to Musk's poll, and 72.4% voted for amnesty as long as suspended account holders had not broken the law or engaged in blatant spam.

The people have decided it. Next week is the start of amnesty. Musk used the Latin phrase "Vox Populi, Vox Dei," which means "The voice of the people is the voice of God."

Twitter has historically banned accounts that glorify hate and harassment, incite violence or spread misinformation that can harm people. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was removed after claiming that Trump won the 2020 presidential election.

Steve Bannon, former Trump adviser and former executive chairman of Breitbart, was banned after he said Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be executed. Gavin McInnes, the Proud Boys founder, was removed for violating the site's policy against violent extremism

As more potentially problematic voices return to Twitter, it's unclear how Twitter will deal with content moderation in the future. Musk's mass layoffs and the general exodus of "hardcore" employees have only exacerbated these concerns.