20th November, 2022
The Twitter account of former United States President, Donald Trump, has been restored following a poll carried out by the platform’s new owner, Elon Musk on Saturday.
Musk had set up a poll to ask users on the platform whether the suspension of the former president’s account should be lifted or it remained permanently banned.
Over 15 million users participated in the poll with a narrow majority of 52 per cent voting for the reinstatement.
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated,” Musk tweeted.
The former US president’s account was banned in January 2021 after a mob of his supporters attacked the US Capitol.
He was accused of inciting violence through his tweets following the Capitol Hill riots and was termed a “risk.”
Former Twitter Incorporated under Jack Dorsey had written in a statement, “After close review of recent tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”