Elon Musk restores Donald Trump's Twitter account

Twitter boss Elon Musk has restored former US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.

Musk’s decision comes after a poll launched on the platform.

Musk, who bought Twitter for $44 billion last month, had asked users of the platform whether to restore the former White House tenant’s account.

A total of 51.8% of users participating in the survey expressed support for restoring the account.

“The people have spoken,” Elon Musk later wrote.

Trump’s Twitter account was suspended following the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol.

More than 15 million platform users participated in the survey.

Trump, who has yet to speak on Twitter since his account was restored, announced his candidacy for the 2024 US presidential election last Tuesday.

Since suspending his Twitter account, Trump has launched his own social network, Truth Social, in which he has a financial stake.

“I love Elon, but I’m sticking with Truth,” the former president said in an interview with Fox News after Musk acquired Twitter.

Since buying the company, Musk has made a lot of changes, downsizing and developing new products.

The billionaire said in May that he would unsuspend Trump’s Twitter account.

At the end of last October, Musk indicated that Twitter will form a content moderation council to handle major content decisions on the platform and that it will not make decisions regarding account reinstatements. “before this council meets”.

No council has been formed since. Last Friday, Musk tweeted that he was allowing certain people whose Twitter accounts had been suspended, including comedian Kathy Griffin and author and psychologist Jordan Peterson, to return to the platform.

Alex Stamos, director of the Stanford Internet Observatory, said it was “strange” that Musk, who has spent months complaining about bot accounts, is using a Twitter poll in which those accounts could vote to decide the problem and then claim that the result reflects the “voice of the people”.

“It is entirely possible for small groups to create a large number of accounts to manipulate features such as polls,” he added.

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