Did Elon Musk Use a Poll to Decide if Trump Could Return to Twitter?

The Twitter feed of the President of the USA Donald Trump is seen displayed on a phone screen on August 2, 2020. (Photo Illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Over the weekend, viral posts criticized Twitter owner Elon Musk for using a Twitter poll—through which users vote directly on the platform—to determine if former President Donald Trump could return to Twitter.

Trump was permanently suspended from the social media platform following the riots that occurred at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Twitter determined that two of Trump’s tweets went against the Twitter Glorification of Violence policy and suspended him on January 8. Musk ended this suspension on Friday, and did indeed use a Twitter poll to make the decision.

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