Trump’s return to Twitter prompts outrage and confusion

Donald Trump is allowed again on his longtime social media app of alternative: Twitter.

While many conservatives are cheering Twitter’s decision underneath new proprietor Elon Musk to raise its ban on the previous president, other people aren’t pleased.

Civil rights teams just like the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League, and Color of Change have criticized Musk’s resolution to reinstate Trump, arguing that the former president’s Twitter presence poses a threat to democracy, and that Musk has been erratic and unclear in his decision-making course of. Further fanning the flames is the truth that Twitter has additionally lifted the account suspensions of a number of controversial and far-right public figures, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Kanye West, also known as Ye. Inevitably, the collection of choices demonstrates the singular energy that Musk, the world’s richest man, has over the main social media platform he now owns.

Musk introduced the Trump resolution in a tweet on Saturday night, reversing Twitter’s everlasting ban on the previous president after his supporters stormed the capitol on January 6, 2021. The resolution comes simply days after Trump announced his candidacy for president within the 2024 election.

Musk’s resolution to carry again Trump adopted a ballot he had posted Friday on Twitter saying, “Reinstate former President Trump” that permit customers vote “Yes” or “No.” At the time Musk introduced his resolution, round 52 p.c of over 15 million respondents on his ballot voted in favor of bringing Trump again and 48 p.c voted towards.

Trump’s account turned energetic quickly after Musk’s announcement, and his tweets turned seen once more. So far, although, Trump appears to have snubbed his previous platform of alternative. As of Monday afternoon, he had not posted any new tweets since his account was reinstated and has just lately mentioned that he has “no intention” of returning to the platform.



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