Musk Reinstates Trump’s Twitter Account
On the evening of Nov. 19, Musk launched a poll on Twitter asking whether former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter account should be reinstated, according to CNN. In the end, more than 15 million people participated in the poll, and the results showed that 51.8 percent of the votes were in favor. Musk then posted, “People have spoken. Trump will be reinstated.” This differs from Musk’s earlier promise to users and advertisers that he would first convene a content review committee of people with “widely divergent views” to collectively make a decision on whether to reinstate the account. Earlier this week, Musk had already unilaterally announced via tweet the reinstatement of several accounts that had been blocked for violating the platform’s policies.