It’s been an odd month watching Elon Musk shaking up Twitter, clearly living by the motto “Move fast and break things”. We’ve seen mass layoffs, with some 50% of all employees let go; we’ve seen functions like two-factor login break; and we got to witness his attempt at a paid verification system causing a drug company’s stocks to plummet.
A few days ago Musk decided to reinstate the accounts of a handful of more or less well-known people banned in the past – Kathy Griffin, Jordan Peterson and Babylon Bee.
The same day he added a vote, asking if former president Donald Trump’s account should be reinstated – and the results are in.
Unfortunately for Twitter, it seems Trump might not be too interested in coming back, choosing to instead focus on his own social media Truth Social. Trump’s Twitter account had over 88 million followers before he was banned on January 8, 2021.
Reuters reports that the former president told the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership meeting that “I don’t see any reason for it,” when asked whether he planned to return to Twitter. He reportedly said he would stick with his new platform Truth Social, the app developed by his own Trump Media & Technology Group, which he said had better user engagement than Twitter and was doing “phenomenally well”.
[…] is threatening to exclude Twitter from the App Store. Some believe that this could be related to the re-admission of Donald Trump on the platform. Trump has been banned since 2021 because he sees the risk of further acts of violence after storming […]
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