Donald Trump’s Twitter Canceled After Elon Musk Poll

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that Donald Trump’s account has been banned. Earlier this year, Musk took a step to buy Twitter for more than $40 billion. The Tesla CEO took note of his aspirations for “free speech” on Twitter, sparking some concerns about moderation on the platform. After legal drama, Musk took control of the company in October and began making massive changes. He laid off half of the company, confirmed that users will soon be able to pay for a verified tick, and outlined his vision of what Twitter’s future might look like. During all this, many began to wonder if Musk would undo former US President Donald Trump.

Donald Trump was banned from Twitter in January 2021 following the January 6 riot for violating the platform’s glorification of violence policy. Twitter noted that it deems the language in his tweets favoring the January 6 events and would not participate in an orderly transfer of power to then-incumbent President Joe Biden. Trump then moved on to a new Twitter-like app called Truth Social and has remained active there ever since. However, Elon Musk posted a poll on his personal account noting that the majority of users who voted want Trump’s account undone. Shortly after the poll ended, Musk announced that Donald Trump would be disbanded. To be account is now visible on the platform for the first time in almost two years. It will probably take some time for his account to look “normal” again, as his old tweets are slowly starting to populate the page, his follower count has grown very slowly from just a few thousand people, and he is currently following 0 people, which is probably not correct.

Whether Donald Trump will actually return to Twitter himself remains to be seen. Trump has confirmed that he is running for president in 2024, so he is allowed to campaign on the social media platform. Only time will tell if he’s actively using it or just having it operated by a member of his campaign.

What do you think about Donald Trump’s Twitter account being taken down? Let me know in the comments or give me a call Twitter @Cade_Onder.

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