Elon Musk reinstates Trump’s Twitter account

Musk at a 2022 Halloween party.
Elon Musk on Saturday reinstated former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
Musk polled Twitter users about whether to bring back the account, with 51% of respondents voting “yes.”
Trump was banned after the January 6 Capitol riot, but Musk said he would “reverse the permaban.”

Elon Musk on Saturday reinstated former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account. The billionaire owner of Twitter had posed the question to his followers in a poll.

“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk wrote in a tweet, using a Latin phrase that translates to “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”

The announcement came a day after Musk polled his followers with a simple prompt of “Reinstate Trump.” As of Saturday evening, the poll showed 51.8% of respondents voted “Yes” while 48.2% voted “No.”

—Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2022

 

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