Elon Musk started a poll on Twitter about whether he would bring Trump back

Elon Musk started a poll on Twitter about whether he would bring Trump back
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Nov 18 (Reuters) – Elon Musk launched a Twitter poll late on Friday asking his followers to vote on whether former U.S. President Donald Trump’s account should be reinstated on the platform, with early results showing around 60% in favour.

“Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted, roughly translated from Latin as “the voice of the people is the voice of God.” Voting was open for 24 hours.

Musk, the new owner of Twitter, announced in May that Twitter would lift the ban on Trump, whose account was suspended after the attack on the US Congress building last year.

Earlier in the day, Musk said on Twitter that a decision had not yet been made to reinstate Trump’s account was restored some controversial accounts have been banned or suspended, including the satirical Babylon Bee website and comedian Kathy Griffin.

Musk’s decision to ask Twitter users for guidance on who should be on the platform is part of a major restructuring of the company, including massive layoffs.

In a memo to remaining employees seen by Reuters on Friday, Musk asked coders to report to the 10th floor of Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters by early afternoon.

“If possible, I would appreciate it if you could fly to SF to attend in person,” the billionaire said in a follow-up email, adding that he would be in the office by midnight and return Saturday morning.

He asked employees to email a summary of what their software code “accomplished” in the past six months, along with “up to 10 screenshots of the most notable lines of code.”

“There will be short, technical interviews to better understand the Twitter tech stack,” Musk wrote in one of the emails, asking the engineers to report back on Friday at 2 p.m.

The emails come a day after hundreds of Twitter employees are believed to have made the decision leave a beleaguered social media company After Musk’s Thursday deadline, workers will sign up for “long, high-intensity hours.”

Adds output change and chaos This marked Musk’s first three weeks as the owner of Twitter. He fired top management, including former CEO Parag Agarwal and senior officials in charge of security and privacy. drawing inspection from the regulator.

A White House official also said that Twitter should let Americans know what the company is like protect their information🇧🇷

The platformer tech site reported Friday that the company’s top ad sales director, Robin Wheeler, has been fired.

Wheeler, who told his staff last week that he was staying, tweeted Friday: “To the team and my customers…you have always been my first and only priority.” outgoing workers.

Twitter told employees on Thursday that it would close its offices and cut off access to icons until Monday, according to two sources. Reuters could not immediately confirm whether the headquarters had reopened.

On Friday afternoon, the company began cutting off access to company systems for some employees who refused to accept Musk’s offer, three people told Reuters.

Another source said the company plans to close one of Twitter’s three main US data centers, the SMF1 facility near Sacramento, to cut costs.

In his first email to Twitter employees this month, Musk warned that Twitter could not “Survive the coming economic downturn.” He also said, “We are also changing Twitter’s policy so that remote work is no longer allowed unless there is a specific exception.”

Amid the changes, Moody’s withdrew its B1 credit rating for Twitter, saying it did not have enough information to maintain the rating.

Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin and Sheila Dang; Additional reporting by Katie Paul; Written by Sheila Dang and Katie Paul; Edited by Jonathan Oatis, David Gregorio, Emelia Sithole-Matarise, Daniel Wallis, Sayantani Ghosh and Gerry Doyle

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