Minutes after Elon Musk, the company’s owner, stated he was lifting the 22-month suspension imposed on the former president due to incitement of violence, Donald Trump’s previously prohibited Twitter account resurfaced on the service. Trump’s reinstatement on Twitter was announced by Musk on Sunday after the site’s new owner conducted a survey in which a slim majority of 15 million respondents favoured the idea. “The conversation is over. Donald Trump will regain his position, “Musk posted on the account of the former US president, whose use was banned after a crowd of his supporters attacked the US Capitol last year.
Musk invited Twitter users to vote on whether Trump’s account should be reinstated in a poll he had started there.
Trump’s reinstatement was approved by 51.8% of Twitter users and rejected by 48.2% of people. Following the events in the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, Trump was prohibited from using Twitter, his favoured platform for reaching the general public. The former president of the United States has since been active on his social networking programme, Truth Social. Trump’s account, which had been inactive for several days following January 6, 2021, was, however, once again accessible to users on Sunday. The tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account are once more completely accessible.
It should be recalled that Musk had stated after assuming control of Twitter that he would not allow any accounts that had been suspended to be restored until the business had established and assembled a content moderation council with “widely different opinions.”
The billionaire, however, walked back yesterday’s statement. Musk made the decision to ask his own Twitter followers if Donald Trump should be allowed to return. Trump has declared he won’t use the well-known site again and would instead stick to Truth Social, a network he started after being kicked off of Twitter.
Showing up on video Trump said he welcomed Musk’s survey and was a fan of the guy himself on Saturday at a Republican Jewish Coalition event in Las Vegas, but he seemed to reject any return.