CEO of Twitter, Elon Musk, stated on Thursday that he is using the prior definitions of “hate speech” used by the social media platform before he took it over to determine what kind of things can and cannot be said in posts created by users.
Musk revealed this bit of information, which everyone under the sun has been wondering about ever since he bought the company, in a tweet concerning how the company cracked down on hate speech after receiving pressure from both left-wing radical activists and advertisers.
“Hate speech impressions down by 1/3 from pre-spike levels,” Musk posted. “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 went on to say. “Reducing the max allowed tweets/day to a number below what a speed typist on meth could do was helpful.”
According to the Daily Wire, Musk then replied to a question that was asked by one of their very own, podcast host Dr. Jordan Peterson, concerning how he defines the term “hate speech.”
“This is simply based on the same list of terms that Twitter has used for some time, so ceteris paribus,” Musk stated.
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
“Earlier in the day, Musk announced that he was going to grant a mass amnesty to accounts that had been previously banned on the platform,” the report said, adding, “Musk made the decision in response to the final results of a poll he tweeted Wednesday. The platform will begin unbanning accounts en masse, except for those who broke the law or engaged in excessive spam, next week, he tweeted in response to the results. Musk has already unbanned a number of popular accounts that were permanently suspended before he took over as ‘Chief Twit.’”
On Wednesday of this week, Musk posted a poll asking his followers whether or not he should unban users that had previously been given a permanent suspension from the platform.
“Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?” he asked.
A total of over three million individuals voted in the poll, which was overwhelmingly in favor of amnesty for the accounts. Almost three quarters of those who participated, 72.4 percent, voted “yes,” while only 27.6 percent voted “no.”
“The people have spoken,” Musk responded after the poll was closed. “Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”
Just before the poll came to an end, Musk seemingly indicated that Twitter would be working to curtail content moderation to focus on illegal content and to increase the transparency of the platform.
The good thing about the poll Musk posted is that it proves a vast majority of the people in this country still believe in the First Amendment. That’s an encouraging thing as it seems the left is determined to do anything and everything they can to try and strike down our constitutional rights, especial free speech, so they can silence any and all ideological opposition to their agenda.
They’ve severely underestimated the love Americans have for being able to speak their minds.