Published: 2022-11-20 10:18
Last Updated: 2023-02-03 20:28
Donald Trump’s Twitter account, which was once suspended, was reinstated following a decision from Elon Musk.
This came after the platform’s new owner ran a poll in which a narrow majority of 15 million voters supported the move.
"The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated," Musk tweeted of the former US president's account.
Musk’s decision was met with a mix of support and opposition. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, wrote, “President Trump should have never been banned in the first place. Interesting it took a poll to decide to reinstate him.”
President Trump should have never been banned in the first place.— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) November 20, 2022
Interesting it took a poll to decide to reinstate him.
My personal account is still permanently banned for “covid misinformation.”
What does it take to reinstate my account?
Freedom of speech matters. pic.twitter.com/88Cf6jXRCG
However, on the other hand, some called Musk a liar in reference to a previous tweet he posted which said that “Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints,” adding, “no major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.”
So you lied. https://t.co/6Fw0gFnH6X— Tom Coates (@tomcoates) November 20, 2022
Trump's Twitter account was banned after a number of his supporters invaded the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021.