Former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account has been reinstated following a everlasting ban in January 2021.
On Friday, new Twitter proprietor Elon Musk posted a ballot asking if Trump must be allowed again on the platform. Simply over 15 million folks voted, with 51.8% voting in favor of reinstating Trump on Twitter. When the ballot ended on Saturday, Trump’s account was unbanned.
“The folks have spoken. Trump shall be reinstated,” Musk tweeted. “Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”
Trump’s controversial ban happened days after the January 6 riots on the U.S. Capitol, through which insurrectionists violently tried to overturn the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election.
“After shut assessment of current Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context round them — particularly how they’re being obtained and interpreted on and off Twitter — now we have completely suspended the account as a result of danger of additional incitement of violence,” Twitter wrote in a January 2021 weblog publish.
Nonetheless, it’s unclear whether or not the previous president will really return to Twitter. After he was deplatformed from mainstream social media networks like Twitter and Fb, Trump created his personal social platform known as Reality Social.
“Vote now with positivity, however don’t fear, we aren’t going wherever. Reality Social is particular!” the previous president posted on Reality Social this night.
Since taking on Twitter mere weeks in the past, Elon Musk has already reversed suspensions on two high-profile accounts that have been deplatformed for maliciously misgendering trans folks: conservative satire publication The Babylon Bee and Jordan Peterson. He additionally reversed the ban on Kathy Griffin, a comic who had impersonated Musk on Twitter.
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