THE Tesla chief has restored Donald Trump’s access to Twitter after 15 million voted to bring back the former President.

Elon Musk who said the platform would promote freedom of speech posted a poll titled: Reinstate former President Trump with followers voting “Yes” or “No.”

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Elon Musk has posted a poll for followers to vote whether Trump should be back on Twitter[/caption]

Why did Elon Musk unban Donald Trump on Twitter?

Ever since he bought Twitter for $44billion, Elon Musk said multiple times he was planning to end heavy-handed censorship.

He previously spoke about reinstating the MAGA movement leader, sparking an online debate about whether Trump should be allowed back on Twitter.

After setting up the poll, the SpaceX boss reinstated Trump as 51.8 percent of people voted for his return to the platform.

Musk wrote: “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” which means “the voice of the people is the voice of God,” in Latin. 

What have people said about Elon Musk unbanning Donald Trump on Twitter?

The former President’s account was restored on November 20, 2022 and in just a day he has amassed over 87,000 followers.

The decision to his return to the platform was met with mixed views from Twitter users with many claiming he should never have been banned in the first place while others vowed to abandon Twitter protesting his comeback.

A Twitter user said: “If Donald Trump is so unpopular, why did he gain more Twitter followers in one night than Joe Biden and Kamala Harris did in their entire careers?”

Another one added: “Elon has made Twitter what Trump had wanted Truth Social to be.”

Someone wrote: “Trump is breaking Twitter & hasn’t tweeted anything.”

Why was Donald Trump banned from Twitter?

The former President had his account permanently suspended following the riot at the United States Capitol in January 2021.

Trump had shared posts on social media calling protesters to “Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!”

Social media sites begin removing Trump’s posts from the day.

Twitter removed Trump’s tweets from the day and later suspended his account.

The same happened with Facebook which, after removing a video and another post, it said: “…we removed from Facebook and Instagram the recent video of President Trump speaking about the protests and his subsequent post about the election results.

“We made the decision that on balance these posts contribute to, rather than diminish, the risk of ongoing violence.”

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