(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Entrepreneur and new Twitter owner Elon Musk has made several sweeping changes to the social media platform, most recently granting “general amnesty” to accounts that were suspended from the platform under the previous regime.
Musk has also putting liberals in check, suspending Left-wing accounts threatening violence against conservative political pundits and journalists.
Things like this NEVER happened before @elonmusk acquired Twitter. These types of accounts were literally untouchable and could say whatever they wanted, just as long as their hatred was directed toward the political right. pic.twitter.com/bskxie8jSD
— Ian McKelvey (@ian_mckelvey) November 24, 2022
“Chaya Raichick, Tim Pool, Matt Walsh, Jaimee Michell, et al have been way too comfortable lately,” said Twitter user little hoot. “I personally think they should have to fear for their lives more.”
According to Twitchy, other users on the platform brought this tweet to the attention of Musk, who reacted swiftly by suspending the user.
Texas-based Antifa group, the Elm Fork John Brown Gun Club, was suspended for tweeting threats to mug the local police at gunpoint.
Users decided the fate of the amnesty program by voting in a poll posted by Musk. Around 3.2 million users voted in the poll, with 72.4% in favor of amnesty.
“The people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk said, using a Latin phrase that means “The voice of the people is the voice of god.”
Musk also made it clear that when referring to “hate speech,” he is using the same definition as used by the former management team. The revelation came in a tweet about the falling hate speech impressions on the site.
“Hate speech impressions down by 1/3 from pre-spike levels,” Musk tweeted. “Congrats to Twitter team!”
“I have half a mind to wag my finger at the 1500 accounts that caused the spike, but I shall forebear,” Musk continued. “Reducing the max allowed tweets/day to a number below what a speed typist on meth could do was helpful.”
Dr Jordan Peterson then asked what exactly Musk means by “free speech,” to which Musk clarified that the same terms that were in use at Twitter before his arrival.
This is simply based on the same list of terms that Twitter has used for some time, so ceteris paribus
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2022
Leftists, who were already feeling threatened by Musk’s Twitter takeover, are alarmed by the turning of the tables.
Maybe now musk should deal with people like you, who threaten violence by proxy everyday 🙂
— Matt Walsh probably eats babies. (@sootyjaredo) November 24, 2022
This isn’t threats of violence; this is a wish for a threat of violence. Lol there’s a difference. To be clear I do not support @hoot_little.
— Mbamsy (@Mbamsy1) November 24, 2022
I don't agree that equates to threatening violence. Lame
— Bazyli Debowski (@BazyliDebowski) November 24, 2022