The new boss of Twitter, Elon Musk, conducted an informal poll on the micro-blogging site, to which, over 3.15 million respondents voted in favour of granting the “general amnesty”.

Twitter's new owner Elon Musk has announced that the social media platform will offer “general amnesty” to previously suspended accounts beginning next week

after conducting an informal poll on whether it should be permitted to users who had not breached any law or were involved in egregious spam.

On Wednesday, the world's richest man posted a poll question on Twitter pertaining to the subject. Musk has been using the adage lately when talking about Twitter polls.

72.4 per cent of users voted in favour of granting the amnesty while 27.6 per cent went against it. In one of the latest tweets, Musk acknowledged the results and said, “the people have spoken”.

“Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” he wrote on the micro-blogging site, repeating a Latin adage that means “the voice of the people is the voice of God”.

More than 3.15 million respondents (3,162,112 to be precise) voted in favour of the amnesty. The informal poll was the same kind of “yes/no”