Elon, Employees and Restored Accounts: An Overview Musk’s Recent Activity
Elon Musk has had a busy weekend. From reinstating former President Trump and Ye’s Twitter accounts to allegedly firing his head of sales.
On the 18th of November Musk tweeted out a poll asking if Trump should be reinstated on the platform. In a close vote, 51.8% to 48.2%, the people spoke in Trump’s favor. Trump was deplatformed in January of 2021 after the January 6 riots.
Musk's Latin phrase translates to "the voice of the people is the voice of God." However, Trump has yet to rejoin the platform. He did respond to Elon’s tweet on his own platform, Truth Social.
“Vote now with positivity, but don’t worry, we aren’t going anywhere. Truth Social is special!” Trump wrote.
Trump has been quoted previously saying he would not rejoin Twitter.
"I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on TRUTH," Trump said at the time. "I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man, but I am going to be staying on TRUTH,” Trump said in April.
Trump created Truth Social about a year after his ban on Twitter. The social platform was released in February of 2022.
Along with Trump, Ye has also returned to Twitter. In October his account was restricted for anti-sematic hate speech. He made his first tweet since early November.
Other accounts have been unbanned since Elon’s Twitter take over. Conservative satire account The Babylon Bee has returned alongside Jordan Peterson and Kathy Griffin.
While many users of Twitter have enjoyed Musk’s changes, some employees are having a difficult time adjusting. November 17th Twitter’s head of ad sales, Robin Wheeler, turned in a resignation letter. According to inside sources, Wheeler was persuaded to stay by Musk alongside other senior leaders.
Fast forward eight days, Insider reported her firing. Wheeler took to Twitter to indirectly announce her departure from the company.
Wheeler has not been the only lost Twitter employee, Musk has been purging the company of employees since day one causing more intense conditions for workers.