This is likely to cause a new debate in the takeover of the Twitter platform by Tesla’s big boss: Elon Musk. The man who seems to do as he pleases has just proposed a survey that has something to leave doubtful about the future of the social network and its members, see rather.
Amnesty for everyone on Twitter, really?
Here is the survey in question:
Should Twitter offer a blanket amnesty to suspended accounts, provided they haven’t broken the law or engaged in blatant spam?
The people have spoken.
The amnesty begins next week.
Vox Populi vox dei.
So any member who has received a ban and who has not broken the law (Musk does not say if it is a law of the country of origin of the banned or the American law) will be able to be pardoned and find freedom of speech on the social network. Which leaves a question hanging in the air: in the USA freedom of expression is total, can a French Twitter member banned for his remarks in France be unbanned according to the application of American law? Tricky question.
Whatever happens, this risks leaving the door open to the return of infrequent people who may have made remarks that were more than inappropriate or even downright illegal in certain countries. For example in the USA it is quite possible to wave a Nazi flag in most states without incurring anything, which is not the case in France. We therefore have a good chance of seeing some serious freaks appear on Twitter in the coming weeks, from all political and religious sides, promulgating dangerous ideologies.
To measure the point, at the same time it could also be a second chance for an unjustified ban or having no gravity. It remains to be seen whether it will be case by case or a wave of massive amnesty with little regard for the past of the person concerned.
What do you think of Twitter’s decision about bans?