No, Twitter Has Not Reinstated Donald Trump’s Account After Elon Musk's Takeover
Former US President Donald Trump's account remains suspended as on 30 October 2022.
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Trump's account was permanently suspended by Twitter on 8 January 2021 "due to the risk of further incitement of violence." This was two days after the Capitol Hill riots.
Though there are speculations of his account being reinstated, Trump's Twitter account remains suspended as on 30 October 2022.
The screenshot of the tweet being shared shows the user's handle as 'TheUltGmr' and uses a photo of the former President. While we could not confirm when the account changed its name, we found that it previously used the screen name 'UR2SLOW.'
Social media users are sharing the screenshot to claim that former US President Donald Trump's Twitter account has been reinstated.
WHAT WE FOUND OUT
We saw that the screenshot of the tweet being shared uses Trump's photograph and name, but shows the handle as '@TheUltGmr,' whereas Trump's suspended account has the username '@realDonaldTrump.'
The account does not have Trump's photo.
The account previously used Trump's photograph.
(Source: Wayback Machine/Screenshot)
While we were unable to verify when this account changed its screen name, we can confirm that it does not belong to former US President Donald Trump, whose account remains suspended as on 30 October 2022.
Evidently, social media users shared a parody account's tweet as one from Trump's account to claim that his suspended account had been reinstated after Twitter was bought by Elon Musk.
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