Donald Trump’s Twitter account ban lifted despite snub

Donald Trump’s Twitter account ban lifted despite snub

The platform’s new proprietor, Elon Musk introduced late on Saturday he was lifting the ban on Donald Trump’s account, despite the previous US president snubbing it earlier within the day.

“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’s feedback got here as some 15 million Twitter customers voted in a ballot organised by Musk, with 51.8% voting in favor of reinstating his account.

After the outcomes had been introduced, Musk tweeted, “The people have spoken.”

Twitter banned Trump in January 2021 for inciting violence, following the US Capitol assault.

Trump then had his personal Truth Social app developed and made that his major supply of direct communication along with his followers.

Speaking through video hyperlink at a Republican Jewish Coalition assembly earlier on Saturday, Trump said he believed his platform had higher engagement than Twitter and would keep it up.

“They have a lot of problems at Twitter. You see what’s going on. It may make it, it may not make it, The problems are incredible and the engagements are negative. And you have a lot of bots and you have a lot of fake accounts, which I think they should get on. But Truth Social has taken the place for a lot of people and I don’t see them going back on to Twitter.”

Twitter didn’t reply to a request for remark.

Musk had first said in May he deliberate to reverse the ban on Trump.

But afterward sought to ease advertisers’ issues by saying he would set up a content material moderation council, composed of individuals with “widely diverse viewpoints”.

Musk said no account can be reinstated before the council convened and till there was a “clear process for doing so.”

There has been no new information concerning the council or process.

Musk on Saturday tweeted, “New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach.”

Saying customers wouldn’t discover hate tweets except they particularly search them out.

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