Donald Trump says he won’t return to Twitter after Elon Musk restores former US president’s account – Technology News, Firstpost

After conducting a survey among his followers, Elon Musk reinstated former US President Donald Trump’s account. Among Musk’s 15 million or so followers in the poll, about 52 percent favor reinstatement. However, it seems that Trump is not interested in returning to the platform.

After Elon Musk restored Donald Trump’s account, the former US president said he will not return to Twitter because he sees no reason to. Image credit: AFP

Trump’s Twitter account had more than 88 million followers before he was banned for the Capitol Hill riots on January 8, 2021 and the rebellion on January 6, 2021. After the ban was lifted, Trump’s tweets were restored, but not his followers. However, Trump’s account began to accumulate followers and by 8:30 AM on Monday had nearly 100,000 followers.

Speaking on a panel at the annual leadership meeting of the Republican Jewish Alliance, the former US president said he was not interested in returning to the platform, saying, “I don’t see any reason to.”

Trump said he would continue to use it Its own social media platform, Satya Social. The platform, which is a right-leaning version of Twitter, was created by Donald Trump and his team at the Trump Media and Technology Group.

Trump said Truth Social had more user engagement than Twitter and that the platform was doing “remarkably well.”

Truth Social has been Trump’s main line of direct communication with his followers since he began posting regularly on the app in May. Over the years Trump has used Truth Social to promote his allies, criticize opponents and defend his reputation amid legal scrutiny from state, congressional and federal investigators. He has more than 4.5 million followers on the platform.

Trump also said that while he always liked Musk and praised him for restoring his account, he also said that Twitter suffered from bots, fake accounts and the problems it faced were “unbelievable.”

Trump’s refusal to rejoin Twitter must come as a big relief to advertisers. The biggest fear of most brands and advertisers on Twitter was that Musk would lift the ban on some controversial figures, including Trump, who recently Relaunched his bid for the US presidencyIn 2024.

When Musk took control of Twitter, he reassured users and any decision by Advertisers regarding reinstatement of banned accounts A content composed of people with “widely differing viewpoints” will be curated with discretion by the moderation council, and no account will be reinstated before the council convenes.

Interestingly, Musk fired a large number of content moderators when He fired half of Twitter’s employees And shot more Over 4000 contract content moderators. Apparently, there is no new information about the process or the moderation council.