Elon Musk puts Donald Trump's Twitter return to a vote

Donald Trump could return to Twitter credit:Bang Showbiz
Donald Trump could return to Twitter credit:Bang Showbiz

Elon Musk has put Donald Trump's potential Twitter return to a public vote.

The 51-year-old businessman recently acquired the micro-blogging platform in a $44 billion deal, and he's now revealed that the former US President could return to Twitter, after he was suspended in 2021.

Above the voting buttons, Elon wrote: "Reinstate former President Trump (sic)"

The Tesla boss followed his initial tweet with a Latin expression that translates to "the voice of the people is the voice of God".

Elon later added: "Trump poll getting ~1M votes/hour! (sic)"

The Tesla boss has recently approved the decision to reactivate the Twitter accounts of Kathy Griffin and Jorden Peterson.

However, he claimed at the time that the "Trump decision has not yet been made".

Trump, 76, was suspended from the platform in January 2021, following the attack on the Capitol Building in Washington.

The micro-blogging platform explained that the account was being suspended due to "the risk of further incitement of violence".

Twitter said in a statement: "After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them - specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter - we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.

"In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.

"However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement. (sic)"