- Tram Ho
Recently, billionaire Elon Musk – the new boss of Twitter – has officially announced that the account of former US President Donald Trump will be restored. More than 15 million Twitter users took part in the vote on whether to restore Mr. Trump’s account. And the result is 51.8% agree.
However, the reaction of the former President surprised many people. Mr Trump said he had no interest in returning to Twitter.
” I don’t see any reason to go back ,” he said when asked if there were plans to return at a Republican event. At the same time, Trump confirmed that he would stick with Truth Social – a brand new social network founded by Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), a startup belonging to the Trump group. According to him, Truth Social interacts with users better than Twitter and is doing well.
Before being banned on January 8, 2021 for inciting violence, Trump’s account was one of the hottest accounts on Twitter with more than 88 million followers.
On November 15, Trump officially announced that he would run for re-election to the White House in 2024. He has always praised Musk. However, he insists Twitter is suffering from fake accounts and the problems it is facing are “awful”.
Musk publicly announced his intention to lift the ban on Trump in May, and when the former president will be active again on Twitter is also closely watched. Since then, Musk has repeatedly reassured users and advertisers that the decision to lift the ban will be scrutinized by an ethics committee made up of people with diverse views. No decision will be made before the council approves it.
However, last week Musk restored comedian Kathy Griffin’s account with no information about the ethics panel’s review process. Griffin got banned for changing his profile name to “Elon Musk” without any notification that it was just a celebrity follower account.
Mr. Trump’s announcement will give many advertisers some peace of mind while they are very bewildered by the chaos at Twitter. After taking over the social network, Musk immediately laid off half of the staff, drastically cutting staff at the department responsible for preventing false and malicious content. This caused many large companies to cut advertising contracts with Twitter.
In a related development, Bloomberg reported that Twitter may lay off more employees in the business and partnership segments.
The social networking app Truth Social appeared on Apple’s app store in February and on Google’s Play Store since October. Mr. Trump currently has about 4.57 million followers on Truth Social, which is used by Mr. Trump. used as a means of direct communication with the public. He posted articles calling for support for allies, criticizing opponents and even defending his reputation against investigations.
The agreement between Mr. Trump and Truth Social stipulates that all posts by Mr. Trump must be exclusive on this social network within 6 hours. However, Mr. Trump is still free to post “political campaigning, raising money for political purposes or calling for voters to vote” on any social network, at any time.
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Source : Genk