Donald Trump FINALLY WINS A VOTE! Over 60% of Twitter wants Elon Musk to let ex-POTUS back

'New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach,' Elon Musk replied in a thread to a poll tweet to reinstate Donald Trump's account

Donald Trump FINALLY WINS A VOTE! Over 60% of Twitter wants Elon Musk to let ex-POTUS back
Elon Musk tweeted 'Vox Populi, Vox Dei,' while asking Twitter users' opinions on reactivating Trump's account (Justin Sullivan, Michael Gonzalez/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Twitter banned former US President Donald Trump in January 2021 as a result of his extreme and offensive tweets at the time. Since Elon Musk took control of Twitter, rumors have started to circulate over whether or not Trump's account will be restored by Musk-led Twitter. So, to solve this query, Musk had earlier launched a poll asking Twitter users whether or not to reactivate former President Trump's account. Surprisingly, around 60% of respondents have indicated that they support restoring former President Trump's account. 

Musk used the well-known Latin proverb "Vox Populi, Vox Dei," which literally translates as 'the voice of the people is the voice of the god', to explain the purpose behind the poll. Earlier, Trump's Twitter account was permanently suspended by Twitter following his provocative and extremist tweets. He called the people who stormed the Capitol "patriots," while fomenting unrest over the election results. Twitter's management at the time responded with a statement saying that Trump’s tweets were "in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy". Later, the former president launched his own social media platform, Truth Social, and it has since become his preferred destination when he wants to communicate with his followers.

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According to one statement made in the poll's conversation thread, there should be an "all-users" poll that can be sent to every Twitter account to gauge what the entire network is thinking, without favoring any specific viewpoint, to which Musk responded, “When polls are about a significant question, even those who don’t follow me tend to hear about it. That said, I agree with the idea of an all-user poll. Should also be an all-user-by-country poll.” Meanwhile, Musk also clarified that Twitter intends to reinstate several controversial accounts that had previously been banned or suspended, such as the official page of Babylon Bee and comedian Kathy Griffin, however, the company is yet to make a concrete decision regarding these accounts. 

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According to HITC, Musk’s decision to ask Twitter users for guidance comes after he noted in a tweet that the "New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach." Additionally, he declared that Twitter would stop advertising hate speech and other negative content and stop promoting such messages. "Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter. You won't find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from the rest of the Internet," Musk added.

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