Musk Restores Trump’s Twitter Account

November 21, 2022

Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, has restored former President Donald Trump's Twitter account after an online poll revealed the majority would like to see Trump's ban lifted.

"Elon Musk reinstated Donald Trump’s account on Twitter on Saturday, reversing a ban that has kept the former president off the social media site since a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, as Congress was poised to certify Joe Biden’s election victory," the Associated Press reported.

"Musk made the announcement in the evening after holding a poll that asked Twitter users to click 'yes' or 'no' on whether Trump’s account should be restored. The 'yes' vote won, with 51.8%. Previously, Musk had said Twitter would establish new procedures and a 'content moderation council' before making decisions to restore suspended accounts," reported the AP.

"The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei," Musk tweeted. The Latin phrase means, "the voice of the people, the voice of God."

"Shortly afterward Trump’s account, which had earlier appeared as suspended, reappeared on the platform complete with his former tweets, more than 59,000 of them. His followers were gone, at least initially, but he quickly began regaining them. There were no new tweets from the account as of late Saturday, however," AP further reported.

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