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Elon Musk announced a "general amnesty" for suspended Twitter accounts from next week, "provided that they have not broken the law" or engaged in "egregious spam."
"It's like opening the gates of hell in terms of the havoc it will cause," said @Esqueer_.
Here's what keeps me up at night. On Nov. 8, voters rejected some forms of extremism, including attacks on abortion rights and democratic elections. But they didn't reject attacks on teachers, students, and schools. That form of extremism? Just fine.
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