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Musk allows Donald Trump on Twitter again

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Elon Musk, the new boss of Twitter, has authorized former US President Donald Trump to return to the social networking platform. He announced it on Saturday.

“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated,” the billionaire tweeted after a poll of netizens ended. of the ex-president on the platform.

Minutes after Musk’s message, Trump’s account was visible again. The last message is from January 8, 2021. Trump’s follower counter seems to have been reset, but overnight from Saturday to Sunday around 3 a.m. Belgian time, more than 1.6 million followers had already registered.

The Republican was banned from social media after his supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021. They tried to prevent the ratification of the results of the presidential election won by Joe Biden. In May this year, a judge in San Francisco rejected his lawyers’ claim that the ban violated free speech.

Trump had over eighty million Twitter followers. There are only a few million on his own social network Truth Social and this platform is also struggling with financial problems.

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