Musk tweeted on Saturday that he made the decision after a narrow majority voted in favor of restoring Trump’s account in another Twitter poll he posted.
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” he said, using the Latin phrase meaning “The voice of the people is the voice of God.”
Musk has called himself a free speech “absolutist” and generally expressed opposition to suspending accounts indefinitely, as Trump’s had been.
More than 1.3 million people had responded to Musk’s poll about offering amnesty to suspended accounts as of 3 p.m. Wednesday, three hours after he posted it.