Elon Musk Asks Twitter Users If President Trump Should Be Banned… He Gets 11 MILLION Responses.
Published on 19.11.2022
Since he floated the idea of buying Twitter earlier this year, Elon Musk has consistently advocated for major reform, namely the extension of free speech protections on the social media giant.
Mr Musk has already removed the ban from several well-known conservative accounts, such as those of the Babylon Bee and Jordan Peterson.
He has yet to unban former President Donald Trump, who was removed from the platform following the January 6 “Stop the Steal” rally.
Mr Trump has hinted that he would not return to the platform if de-banalised, as he seeks to promote his Twitter alternative, Truth Social.
Still, Musk launched a poll Friday night asking users if Twitter should de-banalize President Trump.
As of Saturday morning, the poll has received 11.6 million responses, with a majority saying Trump should be de-trimmed.
Reinstate former President Trump
Twitter CEO Elon Musk failed to find lucrative results from his $44 billion purchase of the social media platform, but he may have just found his solution: Donald Trump.
Twitter’s new boss took to the platform on Friday night and asked his followers if the former US president should be allowed to return to Twitter after being banned.
Donald Trump had already been banned from Twitter immediately after the January 6, 2021 riot at the US Capitol, for allegedly inciting violence or for fear that he might use the platform in this way.
As for the poll, the response was overwhelming.
Musk released the poll shortly before 7 p.m., and within hours he had received millions of responses.
Eight hours later, replies were still pouring in, averaging 1 million per hour, Musk said on Twitter.
And most of the 8.4 million people polled (early Saturday morning) agreed that Trump, who once had a dominant presence on the platform, should be allowed to return.