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Mixed Reactions As Elon Musk Reinstates #Donald Trump On #Twitter

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Mixed Reactions As Elon Musk Reinstates #Donald Trump On #Twitter

Mixed Reactions As Elon Musk Reinstates #Donald Trump On #Twitter—Dozens of reactions have trailed the reinstatement of Former President Of United States, Donald Trump back on twitter.

Recall, Twitter Permanently Bans Donald Trump January 8, 2021.

The social media platform decision to suspend the President’s @realDonaldTrump account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence” sparked questions on platforms’ role when it comes to free speech misinformation and content moderation.

Ina blog post released on the 8th January 2021 by the Twitter Safety account, the social media giant said it had “permanently suspended” Donald Trump’s account, citing concerns over “the risk of the US president using the platform to incite further violence”. Twitch, Vimeo, Reddit and Shopify, Facebook and YouTube joined Twitter by suspending or limiting Trump’s access to their platforms.

These actions come after years of criticism that social media companies have not done enough to clamp down on Trump for spreading misinformation and inciting violence. A few hours from its account suspension, Trump tried to bypass it by tweeting from the official presidential account, @POTUS. He immediately shared a series of tweets accusing the social media company of “banning free speech” and attacking (again) Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1995. According to Trump, that allows social media platforms like Twitter to get away with labelling or even suppressing his posts which spread lies about the 2020 US Election (Twitter quickly removed the tweets)

But few days after Elon Musk bought twitter, he made it clear that there is room for free speech on the microblogging platform.

The social media company’s owner, billionaire Elon Musk then polled Twitter users on Friday and Saturday asking them whether Trump should be reinstated and a narrow majority voted for Trump. On Saturday evening, Musk tweeted, “The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.” The Latin phrase means, “the voice of the people is the voice of god.”

Musk had previously said he would not make any “major content decisions or account reinstatements” before convening a “content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints.”

The reinstatement of Donald trump on twitter has got interesting reactions from Twitterati:








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