Elon Musk weighs letting Trump return to Twitter

SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks on after being recognized by former President Donald Trump at NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building. Photo: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Elon Musk abandoned 24 hours survey on his own Twitter feed Friday night asking whether or not to reinstate former president trump to social media platform.

Why is this important: Since taking over the company, there has been a lot of interest in whether or not Musk would allow Trump to return to Twitter after an absence of nearly two years.

Details: Musk new twitter poll had a simple “yes” or “no” vote on whether to reinstate former President Trump.

  • Musk responded to his own tweet on Friday evening by saying, “Vox Populi, Vox Dei” – which is a Latin phrase meaning “the voice of the people is the voice of God”.
  • On Saturday morning, the total vote was approaching 11.6 million votes with around 52% in favor of reinstatement and 48% against.
  • Musk said the poll was getting 1 million votes per hour.

Friday, Musk said Twitter would minimize “hateful” or “negative” tweets and had reinstated some accounts, such as Kathy Griffin, Jordan Peterson and The Babylon Bee.

  • A decision on Trump, he said at the time, had not been made.

The context: Musk has already used informal polls to curry favor with the plans he was planning to implement anyway, Axios’ Hope King writes.

Rollback: Trump was suspended in response to the “risk of further incitement to violence,” the company said at the time, according to Axios. The decision came after a pro-Trump crowd stormed the US capital to block certification of President Biden’s victory.

  • When Musk took over Twitter in October, Asset said the social media platform is now in safe hands.”
  • In April, Asset Told FoxNews that he would not return to Twitter and would continue to use his own platform, Truth Social.

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