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Two Years After Controversial Ban, Twitter Restores Trump’s Account
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Two Years After Controversial Ban, Twitter Restores Trump’s Account

Two years after the microblogging site Twitter banned the official Twitter account of former US President, Donald Trump, the account has now been reinstated.

The account of Trump was reinstated after the platform’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Elon Musk, posted a poll on Twitter on Friday, asking tweeps to decide if the former president’s account would be reinstated.

The final poll results on Saturday showed 51.8 per cent voted in favour, while 48.2 per cent opposed the reinstatement. The poll had over 15 million votes.

“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated,” Musk tweeted after the poll result.

“Vox Populi, Vox Dei.” — a Latin word meaning “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”

It would be recalled that Trump’s Twitter account was banned in January 2021 following the post-2020 presidential election crisis, where a mob of his supporters attacked the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Trump was yet to tweet or comment on the reinstatement.

The development also comes days after the former president announced that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.

During his term at the White House, Trump used Twitter as a key messaging platform to put out several controversial tweets.

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