Donald Trump is permitted to rejoin Twitter, Elon Musk has announced. Musk This decision was based on his personal results. Twitter poll. Poll. @realDonaldTrump account Just days after Trump’s confirmation, its tweets are visible again. he will run for president again In 2024.

The social network was taken over quickly. Musk said he wouldn’t be reinstating any banned accounts until the company had set up and convened a content moderation council with “widely diverse viewpoints.”

Instead, he decided that he would poll his followers as people were leaving for the pre-Thanksgiving weekend. Twitter. “Reinstate former President Trump,” He tweetedHere’s a poll and buttons to help you choose “Yes” Or “No.”

“Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” In a follow-up tweet, he added Latin for “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”

The “Yes” responses won by a slim 52–48 margin. It is unclear how many of them were bots. Musk himself suggested Bots attacked the poll. Musk Also famously tried to escape from the Twitter Deal by claiming that as high as 20% Twitter’s accounts were fake, and he once suggested that bots were responsible for the results This is his controversial poll about Russia or Ukraine.

It’s Over 134 million people saw the pollAccording to MuskAlthough it received over 15 million responses, It would mean that around 11 percent of people who saw it clicked one of the buttons.

It is unlikely that we will ever know. Musk The poll was the only factor that influenced his decision, but he could have made it based on other factors. After polling his followers, he decided to sell 10% of his Tesla shares in November 2021. The majority agreed that he should. He wrote: “I will abide by the results of this poll, whichever way it goes.” But The Wall Street Journal revealed he’d already made the decision to sell those shares by September, two months earlier, as part of a preset trading plan meant to keep executives from insider trading.

Ex-President Trump was expelled from Twitter On January 8, 2021 “due to the risk of further incitement of violence” after Trump’s role in inciting January 6th Capitol attacks. Twitter At the time, it was said that Trump’s Its rules were broken by messages against the glorification of violence. From then until that evening, visitors to his Twitter Profile were met with an “account suspended” Instead of following his tweets, you can send him a message.

51.8% of respondents replied “yes,” According to Musk’s Twitter. 48.2 Percent responded “no.”
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During the lengthy and challenging process of purchasing Twitter, Musk He promised to restore Trump’s account. “I do think that it was not correct to ban Donald Trump,” Musk Mai “I think that was a mistake because it alienated a large part of the country and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice … So I guess the answer is I would reverse the permaban.”

It’s not clear whether Trump will come back to TwitterNo matter if you are invited. After being booted off TwitterTrump joined Truth Social in January, which is a right-wing social networking company that was started by an ex-presidential firm. The following Musk’s comments on allowing him to rejoin TwitterTrump stated that he would remain on Truth Social, regardless of whether he is invited back. “Twitter’s become very boring. They’ve gotten rid of a lot of good voices on Twitter, a lot of their conservative voices,” Trump stated that at the time.

After being asked about Saturday’s events, Musk’s poll during a Q&A, Trump suggested he might not rejoin, saying, “I don’t see it because I don’t see any reason for it.” Trump He also shared his story with his followers Visit Truth Social to vote Twitter Poll on Saturday afternoon, approximately three hours before polls close.

“Vote now with positivity, but don’t worry, we aren’t going anywhere. Truth Social is special!” posted Trump.

Trump on Truth Social tells his followers “vote now” on Elon Musk’s poll.
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Musk He described himself as a centrist in his past, but said in May 2022 that he ”can no longer support [Democrats] and will vote Republican.” Just ahead of the US midterms, Musk publicly suggested to his followers to vote Republican as well.

Musk Also announced was that Jordan Peterson and Kathy Griffin were both to be resigned. The Babylon Bee All of these would be restored, but it would not mention the existence of the content moderation council. Musk made no mention of a content moderation council alongside this evening’s decision to reinstate Trump, either. It is unclear what happened to Trump’s promise. “no major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.”

“No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before [the content moderation council] convenes,” wrote Musk in late October.

“No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before [the content moderation council] convenes,” Submitted Musk In late October
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Trump could decide to return to TwitterIt could have an important impact on the 2024 US elections, as the former president is once again in possession of his favorite megaphone, a Twitter account watched by the world’s media that he can use to direct both support and abuse — and the implicit support of that platform’s owner in doing so.