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Elon Musk Launches A Twitter Survey On Trump's Potential Comeback


Elon Musk Launches A Twitter Survey On Trump's Potential Comeback
Late on Friday, Elon Musk posted a poll on Twitter asking his followers whether they thought the former U.S. president Donald Trump's account should be reinstated. According to early results, roughly 60% of respondents agreed.
Musk tweeted the Latin phrase "Vox Populi, Vox Dei," which roughly translates to "the voice of the people is the voice of God." There was a 24-hour polling period.
Musk, Twitter's new owner, declared in May that he would lift the suspension of Trump's account after the attack on the U.S. Capitol last year.
Trump's account will likely not be reinstated, according to Musk, who also claimed that Twitter had reinstated some contentious accounts that had been suspended or banned, including the satirical website Babylon Bee and comedian Kathy Griffin.
The company is undergoing a significant restructuring that includes significant layoffs, and as part of it, Musk has decided to ask Twitter users for advice on who should be on the platform.
Musk requested that those who write software code report to the 10th floor of Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco by early afternoon in a memo sent to the company's remaining staff on Friday, which Reuters was able to view.
In a subsequent email, the businessman said: "If possible, I would appreciate it if you could fly to SF to be present in person." He also added that he would be in the office until midnight and would leave early on Saturday.
In addition to a summary of what their software code has "achieved" over the previous six months, he asked staff members to email him up to ten screenshots of the most important lines of code.
"There will be short, technical interviews that allow me to better understand the Twitter tech stack," Musk wrote in one of the emails, and asked engineers to report at 2 p.m. on Friday.
The emails were sent out a day after it was estimated that hundreds of Twitter staff members would be leaving the struggling social media company as a result of Elon Musk's Thursday deadline for employees to sign up for "long hours at high intensity."
The exodus intensifies the change and commotion that Musk's first three weeks as Twitter's owner have seen. A regulator is looking into his firing of top management, including the former CEO Parag Agarwal and senior officials in charge of security and privacy. Another White House representative chimed in, saying that Twitter ought to explain to Americans how it protected their data.
The company's top ad sales executive, Robin Wheeler, was fired, according to a report on Friday from the technology website Platformer.
With a salute emoji that has become a go-away gesture for departing employees, Wheeler, who informed staff in a memo last week that she was staying, tweeted on Friday: "To the team and my clients...you were always my first and only priority."
According to two sources, Twitter informed staff members on Thursday that it would close its offices and restrict badge access until Monday. The headquarters' reopening was not immediately confirmed by Reuters.
Three people told Reuters that the company began denying some employees who had turned down Musk's offer access to company systems on Friday afternoon.
One of Twitter's three main U.S. data centers, located at the SMF1 facility close to Sacramento, would be shut down, according to a different source, in order to reduce costs.
Musk expressed concern that Twitter might not be able to "survive the upcoming economic downturn" in his first email to Twitter staff this month. As part of the policy change, he added, "Remote work will no longer be permitted, unless you have a specific exception."
In light of the modifications, Moody's revoked Twitter's B1 credit rating, stating that there was insufficient data to support the rating.