Days after the former US president declared another run for the White House, Elon Musk, the platform’s new owner, conducted a poll in which a slim majority of respondents approved the action. The result was Donald Trump’s infamous Twitter account being revived on Saturday.
Trump’s account was blocked from the site at the beginning of the year because of his participation in the mob of his followers’ attack on the US Capitol on January 6 in an effort to rig the 2020 election.
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated, “Shortly after the 24-hour Twitter poll on Musk’s account ended, he posted.
The Latin proverb “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” which means “The voice of the people is the voice of God,” was repeated by him. It was also posted on Friday.
Out of the 237 million active users of Twitter, more than 15 million cast votes on whether to reinstate the contentious profile, with 51.8% voting in favour and 48.2% voting against.
During his presidency, Trump delighted in using Twitter as a voice, tweeting policy announcements, criticising political adversaries, and interacting with supporters. At the time his account was stopped, he had more than 88 million subscribers.
His return was being emphasised by a number of his political friends on Saturday.
Paul Gosar, a Republican in the House, tweeted, “Welcome back, @realdonaldtrump.”
Reinstate former President Trump was a straightforward yes-or-no question in Musk’s poll, which the billionaire Twitter CEO released on Friday.
Watching the Twitter Trump poll is fascinating. Musk, the contentious and feisty new owner of the one-to-many chat app, muse in a barrage of tweets sent early on Saturday morning.
His supporters were asked last year whether he should sell shares in his electric car firm Tesla. He has previously conducted similar surveys. He sold more than $1 billion worth of stock after that poll.
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.
video appearance Trump claimed he appreciated Musk’s survey and was a fan of the guy himself on Saturday at a Republican Jewish Alliance event in Las Vegas, but he seemed to refuse any return.
“I do like him… you know, he’s a character and again, I like characters,” he remarked.
“He did put up a poll and it was very overwhelming… but I have something called… Truth Social.”
He responded, “I don’t see it because I see no reason for it,” when asked if he would return to the podium.
Watching the Twitter Trump poll is interesting. Musk posted a tweet. Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has drawn criticism for making significant changes to Twitter, a company based in California that he recently acquired for $44 billion.
Ever since, he has fired half of Twitter’s 7,500 employees, abandoned a work-from-home policy, and implemented lengthy hours, all while his attempts to transform the business have been met with resistance and setbacks.
He failed miserably in his attempts to reimagine user verification with a contentious membership service, which resulted in a flood of bogus accounts and practical jokes and forced big advertisers off the network.
On Friday, Musk gave the impression that he was moving forward with his intentions and restored banned accounts, including the one belonging to comedian Kathy Griffin, which had been deleted after she tricked him on the website.
As a result of Musk’s insistence that they accept working long, arduous hours at the new Twitter, the company’s headquarters were shut down on Friday and hundreds of staff quit.