One of the key reforms that Musk has repeatedly advocated for ever since he floated the idea of purchasing Twitter earlier this year was to expand free speech protections on the social media giant.
Already, Musk has unbanned multiple high-profile conservative accounts, such as the Babylon Bee and Jordan Peterson.
He has not yet unbanned former President Donald Trump, who was removed from the platform in the aftermath of the January 6th ‘Stop the Steal’ rally.
Trump has hinted that he would not return to the platform if he was unbanned, as he looks to promote his alternative to Twitter, Truth Social.
Still, Musk started a poll on Friday night asking users if Twitter should unban President Trump.
As of Saturday morning, the poll has received 11.6 million responses, with a majority saying that Trump should be unbanned.
FOX News Reports–
Reinstate former President Trump
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2022
Twitter CEO Elon Musk has failed to find lucrative results following his $44 billion purchase of the social media platform but he may have just found his solution: Donald Trump.
The new Twitter boss took to the platform Friday evening and asked his supporters if the former U.S. president should be allowed back to return to Twitter after he was banned.
Trump was previously banned from Twitter immediately after the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol building for allegedly inciting the violence or for fear he could use the platform in such a way.
As for the poll, the response was overwhelming.
Musk posted the poll shortly before 7 p.m. and, within hours, it had received millions of replies.
Eight hours later, the responses were still pouring in by an average of one million per hour, Musk tweeted.
And most of the 8.4 million polled (as of early Saturday morning) agreed that Trump, who once had a dominant presence on the platform, should be allowed to return.