Twitter account of Donald Trump has been restored
Twitter has reinstated Donald Trump’s Twitter account @realDonaldTrump, which was suspended on January 8, 2021 for allegedly inciting violence.
Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, set up a poll on Saturday to ask users whether the former president should be allowed back on the app.
Over 15 million people voted in the poll, with a slim majority of 52 percent supporting the former US president’s reinstatement.
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated,” Musk tweeted of the former US president’s account, which was banned last year after a mob of his supporters attacked the US Capitol.
Trump’s Twitter account was permanently suspended from the platform in January 2021, after he was accused of inciting violence through his tweets following the Capitol Hill riots and was termed a “risk.”
Twitter Incorporated under former owner, 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.”
Trump’s reinstatement on the social media platform comes days after he announced his plan to run for the US presidency in 2024.