Elon Musk: I Want to Believe

An open letter to Elon Musk.

Mr. Musk,

I see that you have reinstated Alex Jones to X. I also saw that you believe only people who are guilty of an egregious act should be permanently banned. You stated that you did not think Mr. Jones’ banishment was warranted but you put his fate in the hands of the people to decide. I have two questions:

  1. Why use a poll? If you did not think his permanent ban was warranted, why did you not just reinstate him?
  2. If you did think his ban was warranted, would you have reinstated him if the majority of people who voted in the poll said to?

Although I was permanently banned from Twitter for one statement, I wonder how many other people have been banned? Can you run a query and post on X how many people are permanently banned on X? Can you also run a second query to show how many were permanently banned after you bought X? My account was banned after you bought X. I did file an appeal but never heard back. I submitted a request to see the status of my appeal which resulted in the complete elimination of my account.

I was wondering who is still making decisions regarding permanent bans and why there is no concerted effort to review accounts that have been banned. We see the reversal of some high profile account bans but what about the rest? Reinstating people based on polls may be good optics but banning people with no recourse to appeal is not free speech.

David DeGerolamo

      
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Joanna Martin
2 months ago

Excellent letter, David! How do you ensure that Musk sees it? I have no idea how that works.

Jane
Jane
2 months ago

Musk is one of them. Front man carnival barker!

tom finley
tom finley
2 months ago

Great letter, the truth will be hard to ignore.

Brian_E
Brian_E
2 months ago

I was banned for life -- post Elon, for suggesting that there is a correct way to deal with pedofiles: always has been, and always will be.
I’ve attempted appealing -- but have gotten no responses. For now, all I can use my account for is to do limited reviews of posts for a limited number of those I originally followed, but no ‘likes’, no comments, no re-tweets. Such is the limbo that a ‘permanently banned, read-only, throttled account’ lives in.

Dan
Dan
2 months ago

Musk isn’t in politics bubr is a political animal. Most of his actions take public opinion into account. He’s not as evil as most of the swamp and big business but he’s NOT a friend of the “little guy”.