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Elon Musk Reactivated Donald Trump’s Twitter Account I24NEWS – I24NEWS

In a survey launched among social network subscribers, 51.8% voted in favor.

Elon Musk, the new boss of Twitter, on Saturday rehabilitated the account of former US President Donald Trump, banned from the social network after the storming of the Capitol in Washington in January 2021. “The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated,” the eccentric entrepreneur tweeted following a poll conducted among his followers.

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More than fifteen million responded, and 51.8% voted “for” the Republican politician’s return to the platform. A few minutes after Elon Musk’s message, Donald Trump’s account became visible again, the last tweet is dated January 8, 2021. The number of subscribers was erratic: in less than two hours it rose to 3 million, and then plummeted.

The multibillionaire owner of Tesla and SpaceX, who led the social network for three weeks, in particular, suggested at the launch of the poll on Friday evening that its result could influence the decision on the return or not return of the former head of state on Twitter, as he accompanied it with the message “Vox Populi, Vox Dei (The voice of the people is the voice of God). In the name of freedom of speech, he had already reinstated several other suspended user accounts on Friday.

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Shortly after closing the deal to acquire the platform for $44 billion at the end of October, the leader assured that no major decision to maintain or reactivate an account would be made without the intervention of a special board. A gesture intended, among other things, to reassure advertisers, the group’s main source of income. He did not publicly indicate whether this council was created. Twitter banned Donald Trump on January 8, 2021, two days after his supporters invaded the Capitol, facing “the risk of further incitement to violence.”

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