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Elon Musk to abused Twitter users: Your tormentors are coming back


Promises restoration of suspended accounts, despite previous pledge to do no such thing

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has decided to allow suspended accounts back onto the micro-blogging service.

Musk used the same process for this decision as he did when restoring access to a Florida Man who once held high elected office in the US – an utterly unscientific and easy to manipulate poll of Twitter users.

The people have spoken.

Amnesty begins next week.

Vox Populi, Vox Dei.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2022

The phrase Musk uses at the end of the tweet above – "Vox Populi, Vox Dei" – translates from Latin as "Voice of the people, voice of God". It's a quote from Machiavelli, which in context is warning against listening to people who say "the voice of the people is the voice of God".

Machiavelli thought the voice of the people tends towards insanity. It's like ...


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