Donald Trump is back on Twitter. Musk: The people have spoken

Donald Trump is back on Twitter. Musk: The people have spoken

“The people have spoken. Trump will be restored. Vox populi, vox Dei,” wrote Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter.

The decision to restore Trump’s account is to be justified by a Twitter poll conducted by Musk, in which 51.8 percent. people supported this move. More than 15 million accounts took part in the vote.

Poll – Twitter/Elon Musk

As noted by AFP, Donald Trump’s old account was restored even before Musk tweeted about it officially. Tens of minutes later, it already had a million followers.

Donald Trump has returned to TwitterDonald Trump’s Twitter account is back on Twitter – Twitter/Donald Trump

On Saturday, Donald Trump said he had no interest in returning to Twitter.

“I don’t see any reason for that,” the former president said via video when asked if he planned to return to Twitter. He said he would stick with his new Truth Social platform, an app developed by his startup Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), which he said was doing “phenomenally well”, better than Twitter.

Trump’s account, which was followed by around 90 million users, was first temporarily suspended after provoked a riot on Capitol Hill after losing the January 2021 election.and then permanently blocked. Twitter’s then-CFO, Ned Segal, made the announcement at the timethat even if Trump were re-elected president, he would not be able to have an account on this social network again. “It’s not a kind of punishment, but prevention,” he stressed.

“Remember, our policies are designed to ensure people don’t incite violence, and if someone does, we have to remove them from the service, and our policies don’t allow people to come back,” Segal told CNBC.

Elon Musk was critical of this decision. Therefore, when information appeared that the billionaire wants to buy Twitter, journalists asked him, among others, about Trump’s account. At that time, he admitted that, as the owner, he would consider lifting the ban.

After acquiring the platform, Musk became famous for the moves that have so far led to chaos in the organization and dismissal of hundreds of employeesincluding those crucial for the operation of Twitter.

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