Elon Musk just decided to bring the worst people on the internet back to Twitter

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Twitter CEO Elon Musk has decided to offer “general amnesty” to suspended accounts — a gentler way of saying that he’s decided to welcome back some of the site’s worst and most toxic people. It’s the second major moderation decision he’s made since taking over after unbanning former President Donald Trump; both decisions were made after Musk ran an informal poll from his personal Twitter account.

The decision to reverse years of moderation work at Twitter effectively trashes Musk’s original promise: to create a diverse council that would help adjudicate serious moderation decisions. Musk then backed out of the idea by blaming “political/social activist groups” for breaking an alleged “deal” — a claim nobody has verified and that…

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Author: T.C. Sottek