The return of Trump’s Twitter account on Saturday (Nov. 19) drew backlash from a number of influential leaders, including the president of the NAACP Derrick Johnsonwhich called on advertisers to stop funding the app.
“Any advertiser still funding Twitter should immediately suspend all advertising,” Johnson tweeted Saturday.
Any advertiser still funding Twitter should immediately suspend all advertising.
— Derrick Johnson (@DerrickNAACP) November 20, 2022
earlier on saturday Owner of Twitter Elon Musk announced that social media users had decided to return Trump’s account to the platform through a 24-hour poll it released on Friday (Nov. 18). Musk’s Twitter poll garnered more than 15 million votes, with 51.8% in favor of restoring Trump’s account.
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted on Saturday.
The people spoke.
Trump will be reinstated.
Vox Populi, Vox Dei. https://t.co/jmkhFuyfkv
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2022
The reinstatement marks the first time Trump will be able to use Twitter after being banned January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
“In Elon Musk’s Twittersphere, you can incite a riot at the US Capitol that resulted in several deaths and still have the right to spew hate and violent conspiracies on his platform,” Johnson said in a statement.
“If Elon Musk continues to run Twitter like this, using empty polls that do not represent the American people and the needs of our democracy, God help us all,” he added.