- Elon Musk is once again launching a poll to make a big decision on Twitter.
- On Wednesday, he tweeted out a poll asking whether Twitter should bring back suspended accounts that haven’t broken the law or “engaged in egregious spamming.”
- A few days ago, Musk reinstated Donald Trump’s account after conducting a similar poll, in which users narrowly voted to bring him back to Twitter.
Elon Musk brought Donald Trump back to Twitter this week following the results of a user survey, and he may do the same with other suspended accounts.
In a tweet on Wednesday afternoon, Musk floated the idea of allowing suspended users to return to the platform en masse.
“Should Twitter offer a blanket amnesty to suspended accounts, provided they haven’t broken the law or engaged in egregious spamming?” its new survey bed. As of this writing, over 1.8 million users have voted, with 71.9% voting yes and 28.1% voting no.
It is unknown how many users currently have their accounts suspended and for how long those accounts have been closed.
This is Musk’s second poll in a week on suspended accounts. Last Friday, he launched a poll asking whether to allow former President Donald Trump back on the platform. That poll received more than 15 million votes, with 51.8% opting for Trump’s reinstatement.
Musk later restored Trump’s account, but Trump hasn’t tweeted since. He was kicked off Twitter nearly two years ago after his tweets prompted his followers to storm the US Capitol during the deadly January 6 uprising. He then started using a platform he founded soon after, Truth Social, to communicate.
Speaking virtually at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition leaders last weekend before the poll results were released, Trump said he was not interested in returning to Twitter. “I don’t see any reason for that, they have a lot of problems at Twitter, you see what’s going on. It may do it, it may not,” he said.
Last month, Musk said there would be no “major content decisions or account reinstatement” before Twitter forms a content moderation board. Responding to a tweet on Tuesday, Musk addressed his reversal, saying, “A broad coalition of political/social activist groups agreed not to try to kill Twitter by depriving us of ad revenue if I agreed to this condition. They broke the deal.”