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Elon Musk polls users on whether Donald Trump should be allowed to return to Twitter, millions swiftly respond

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Twitter CEO Elon Musk has announced a $44 billion Social media platform, but he may have just found a solution. It’s Donald Trump.

of new twitter Boss took to the stage Friday night to ask his supporters if the former U.S. president should be allowed to return to Twitter after he was banned.

Trump was previously banned from Twitter shortly after the Jan. 6, 2021 riots at the U.S. Capitol, due to suspicions of inciting riots or fears he could use the platform in such a manner.

Truth Social website on a laptop computer located in Brooklyn, NY, USA, Friday, November 18, 2022. (Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images/Getty Images)

As for the vote, the response was overwhelming.

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Posted by Musk We ran the survey just before 7pm and received millions of responses within hours.

Eight hours later, Musk tweeted that he was still inundated with an average of 1 million replies per hour.

And most of the 8.4 million voters (as of early Saturday morning) agreed that Trump, once a dominant presence on the platform, should be allowed to return.

Pictures from Elon Musk's Twitter feed

In this photo illustration, Elon Musk’s Twitter account is displayed on a smartphone screen with the Twitter logo in the background. (Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images/Getty Images)

“Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk added in a subsequent tweet. This is a Latin phrase that translates to “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”

Musk said he had reinstated several accounts, including one that was satirical babylonby, But his decision on Trump is “not yet made.”

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Since taking over the platform, Musk has faced near-constant criticism for laying off most senior executives and staff, overhauling the platform’s subscription and verification systems, and announcing numerous changes to moderation. rice field.

In another tweet on Friday, Musk asserted that he was manipulating Twitter to prioritize “freedom of speech, not freedom of reach.”

Elon Musk with a sink

Tesla chief Elon Musk is shown carrying a sink as he enters Twitter headquarters in San Francisco Oct. 26, 2022. (Elon Musk/AFP via Getty Images / Getty Images)

“Negative/hate tweets are max boosted and monetization disabled, so there is no advertising or other revenue to Twitter,” he wrote. “You can’t find the tweet unless you specifically search for it. This is [the] Remaining [the] the internet. “

“What should Twitter do next?” The tweet, which Musk asked candidly, received nearly 300,000 responses.

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As for platforms, Musk claims that Twitter usage continues to hit “all-time highs.”

Musk has 116.8 million followers on his platform.

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