Elon Musk Announces ‘General Amnesty’ for Suspended Twitter Accounts and the Left Has Another Meltdown

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Elon Musk has done it again. Leftists are having yet another Musk-induced meltdown after announcing that he is taking another step to promote free speech on Twitter.


On Wednesday, Musk posted another poll on the platform asking users whether the company should grant “a general amnesty to suspended accounts.”

Predictably, the “yes” vote beat the “no” vote by 72.4 percent to  27.6 percent, meaning there are far more users who aren’t as keen on censorship than those supporting it.

On Thanksgiving, Musk informed the platform that he would be granting the amnesty next week. “The people have spoken,” he tweeted. “Amnesty begins next week.”

He has not yet indicated what form this amnesty would take and which types of accounts would be reinstated. But from the wording in the poll, those who have used the platform to violate the law would remain banned. Naturally, folks on the right lauded the decision. Those on the left? Not so much.

Tom Nichols, a columnist for The Atlantic, responded:

He always planned to open everything up to banned accounts again, he just didn’t want to take responsibility for doing it. (And yet he still can’t understand why advertisers are reticent.)

And he still doesn’t understand the Latin phrase he keeps using.


Alex Stamos with the Election Integrity Partnership, an organization responsible for much of the censorship that has occurred on the site, chimed in with a Batman reference:

This was correctly called “Joker releasing the inmates of Arkham Asylum” by

@CaseyNewton, and in this case it’s after 2/3 of the Gotham PD was laid off or quit.

Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Michael Edison Hayden pulled from the progressive playbook and pretended this move would only promote white supremacy. He tweeted:

Please feel free to associate Tesla and other Elon Musk-related companies with the ideologies of Milo Yiannopoulos, Nick Fuentes, David Duke, Stefan Molyneux and Jared Taylor.

He’s bringing white supremacy back in a big way and wants everyone to know about it:

The Associated Press published a report in which it noted that since Musk bought the company, “groups that monitor the platform for racist, anti-Semitic and other toxic speech say it’s been on the rise” on the platform. But this is a rather dubious claim given that Musk tweeted a chart showing that instances of “hate speech” being promulgated on Twitter have decreased to even lower levels than it was before he took over.


Nevertheless, the report still tried to blame this toxicity on Musk’s decision to lay off half the company’s staff and noted that he “has been getting increasingly chummy on Twitter with right-wing figures.”

Of course, the author of the report failed to mention which supposed “right-wing figures” to which they were referring. But media-savvy folks understand that the activist media pretty much labels anyone with views that oppose progressivism as “far-right extremists.”

Activists have cautioned that such a move would make things worse if people like the former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke were allowed back on the site, according to Axios. Imran Ahmed, CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, told the Guardian:

Superspreaders of hate, abuse and harassment will be the only people to benefit from this latest decision by Twitter.

Hopewell Chin’ono, a Zimbabwe-based journalist, pointed out that this would be “a major disaster especially in Africa where State sponsored Ghost accounts were suspended for endangering human rights activists & journalists!”

But again, Musk has not yet indicated which types of accounts would remain banned. It is highly possible that Twitter will still not allow these bad actors to use the platform.


But let’s face it. This has absolutely nothing to do with white supremacy, folks. It has everything to do with a reality the left does not want to face. They are terribly frightened at the notion that their opposition would be empowered to express their ideas on an even playing field. Since they fear what this could mean for their influence, they are using the old “everything is racist” strategy. Unfortunately for them, nobody’s listening.


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