Elon Musk has reinstated Donald Trump’s Twitter account after conduction a poll asking if the Donald should be reinstated on the platform.
Over a 24 hour period, more than 15 million users (or bots) cast their vote. At the end, it was basically 52% said Yes, and 48% said No.
As of this writing, the account is once again active. A former Twitter employee familiar with that process, speaking on the condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, told the Washington Post that banned accounts can take up to a full day to be restored to their prior number of followers.
As you may recall, Twitter “permanently” suspended Trump’s account after Jan. 6, 2021, citing fears of violent incitement in the days after his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in riots that left five dead and hundreds injured.
After his suspension, Trump attempted to use the courts to force the social media platform to allow him back on Twitter.
Reinstate former President Trump
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2022
The people have spoken.
Trump will be reinstated.
Vox Populi, Vox Dei. https://t.co/jmkhFuyfkv
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2022