Elon Musk Restores Trump’s Twitter Account
After conducting a survey in which the decision was narrowly supported by users, Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk announced that Donald Trump’s account had been restored.
Tweeting that 51.8% of Twitter’s 15 million+ users had voted to lift the ban, Elon Musk said that “the people have spoken.”
The former US president, though, might not take to the platform again after earlier declaring: “I don’t see any justification for it.”
The potential for inciting violence led to the suspension of his account in 2021.
Just a few days after Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, Twitter’s prior management took action.
As the US Congress sought to recognize Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election, hundreds of protestors stormed the building. Four civilians and a police officer died in the subsequent fighting.
Following the rioting, Donald Trump’s tens of millions of followers on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts were also suspended.
A few months later, he introduced Truth Social, his own social media website.
The Republican declared earlier this week that he would run for president of the United States once more in 2024.
The most richest man in the world, Mr. Musk, acquired control of Twitter in October for $44 billion (£37 billion).
In response to worries that he may loosen Twitter’s rules against hate speech and disinformation, he quickly started a series of drastic adjustments within the massive social media company.
In response to queries on whether he would restore Mr. Trump’s account little over a week before the US midterm elections on November 8, he tweeted: “If I had a dime for every time someone asked me if Trump is coming back on this platform, Twitter would be minting money!”
He informed the staff earlier this week that the company’s office buildings would be temporarily closed, effective right now.
The statement comes as there are rumors that several employees were leaving after Elon Musk told them to commit to “long hours at high intensity” or depart.