The new owner of Chirping, Elon Muskannounced this Saturday that it had re-enabled the account on that social network for the former US president Donald Trumpafter a survey among users who are in favor of this decision.
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei”Musk announced with great fanfare through his official account.
Musk promoted a 24-hour poll that ended this Saturday to ask whether the former US president should return to the social network, which the platform suspended indefinitely after his comments in support of the storming of the Capitol his country.
According to the results of the survey published by the owner also of SpaceX and Tesla, Among 15,085,458 votes, 51.8% voted in favor of returning the bill to Trumpwhile 48.2% did against it.
In early November, Musk said Twitter “won’t allow” anyone removed from the social network for violating its rules to return to the platform until the company has a clear process.
The tycoon, who bought the network for 44,000 million dollars, also said in a series of tweets that “Twitter’s content moderation board will integrate representatives with widely divergent viewpoints, which will undoubtedly include the civil rights community and groups that fight hate fueled violence.
In the tweet that followed the poll, Musk hinted with the message “Vox Populi, Vox Dei!” (Latin phrase meaning “the voice of the people is the voice of God”), that the return of Trump – who announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election this week – will depend on the result of the poll.
Before buying the social network, Musk said that among the people he would welcome on Twitter is former President Donald Trump.
However, before Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter was finalized, Trump has made it clear that he has no intention of returning to social media and that he prefers to remain faithful to what he himself has created.. “I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’s going to improve it and he’s a good man, but I’m sticking with Truth,” she stressed, explaining that “Twitter has bots and fake accounts.”
On Friday, Musk announced the unblocking of the Twitter accounts of writer Jordan Peterson, comedian Kathy Griffin and conservative parody outlet The Babylon Bee.
Peterson and Babylon Bee’s profiles were blocked for posting content that did not respect the trans community, while Griffin’s was removed for impersonating Musk.
With information from EFE
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