Elon Musk reinstated Donald Trump’s account „@realdonaldTrump „ on Twitter on Saturday after asking Twitter users in a poll. More than 15 million people responded to the poll. The “yes” vote won, with 51.8%. Trump lost his access to Twitter two days after his supporters stormed the Capitol. His account had almost 90 million followers. “The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted less than a month after the Tesla CEO took control of Twitter and four days after Trump announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential race. Donald Trump already has his own social media site, Truth Social. “I hear we’re getting a big vote to also go back on Twitter. I don’t see it because I don’t see any reason for it,” Trump said.
On Friday, Musk also announced that the suspended Twitter accounts for the comedian Kathy Griffin, the Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson and the conservative Christian news satire website Babylon Bee had been reinstated. A new content policy is in place. So, a tweet deemed to be “negative” or to include “hate” would be allowed on the site but would be visible only to users who specifically searched for it. Musk has faced near-constant criticism since taking over the platform last month.