Elon Musk is reinstating banned Twitter accounts. Here’s who’s back.

“Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints,” Musk tweeted. “No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.”

Well, it turns out that’s been thrown out the window. No council has been formed or convened, yet Musk has authorized the reinstatement of a number of formerly banned or suspended Twitter accounts.

Mashable has compiled a list of the most notable accounts which have been unbanned. All of these accounts, with the exception of one, belong to right-wing figures.

Donald Trump

Hands down, the most prominent account that has been reinstated is former President Donald Trump’s @realDonaldTrump.

Trump was officially banned from the platform on Jan. 8 2021, following the events of Jan. 6, in which a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results. Twitter said it was “permanently suspending” Trump at the time due to his using the platform to incite violence.

On Nov. 18, Musk shared a tweet noting that he had unsuspended a few individuals but had announced that the “Trump decision has not yet been made.”Later that same night, Musk launched a Twitter poll asking if Trump should be reinstated. More than 15 million Twitter accounts voted in the poll, which ended with 51.8 percent voting in favor of reinstating Trump’s account.

While Musk has acted as if the users made the decision, he had previously shared back in May, right after signing the initial deal to acquire Twitter, that he planned to unban Trump.

“I do think that it was not correct to ban Donald Trump,” Musk said while speaking at the Financial Times‘ Future of the Car conference. “I would reverse the permaban.”

Just days later, Musk echoed his statement again on Twitter.

“I still think Trump should be restored to Twitter,” he tweeted.

Trump has yet to tweet since his account has been reinstated. The former president previously stated that he would not be tweeting even if he was unsuspended, as he now has his own social media platform, Truth Social, which he wants to promote.

The Babylon Bee

One of the first accounts Musk reinstated was The Babylon Bee, a “conservative humor” website attempting to emulate The Onion.

The Babylon Bee was actually not banned or permanently suspended from Twitter. The website’s account was temporarily suspended in March. Twitter simply required that The Babylon Bee delete a tweet that broke its content policies. They had refused to delete the tweet, so the account remained suspended.

The tweet in question purposefully misgendered United States assistant secretary for health Rachel Levine. Musk did not require that The Babylon Bee delete the tweet before reinstating their account.

Elon Musk’s actions here are not so surprising. The billionaire’s private text messages were released earlier this year as part of a lawsuit Twitter filed against Musk when he wanted to back out of the acquisition.

In a text message conversation from March, Musk’s ex-wife, actress Talulah Riley, shared her dissatisfaction with The Babylon Bee’s suspension on Twitter.

“The Babylon Bee…suspension is crazy,” Riley complained. “Can you buy Twitter and then delete it, please!?”

“Maybe buy it and change it to properly support free speech,” Musk replied.

According to Twitter employees, when Musk took over in late October, one of his priorities was reinstating Babylon Bee’s account.

Jordan Peterson

Canadian media personality Jordan Peterson is another individual who Musk reinstated early on in his tenure as “Chief Twit.” Peterson’s account was reactivated alongside Babylon Bee’s on Nov. 18.

Peterson, who also hosts a show on the right-wing media outlet Daily Wire, was originally suspended in June for misgendering actor Elliot Page. Peterson also purposefully deadnamed the actor, referring to Page by his previous name.

As with the Babylon Bee, Twitter at the time had required that Jordan Peterson delete the tweet in order to reactivate his account. Peterson refused, claiming he would “rather die” than delete the tweet. In August, Peterson relented and deleted the tweet. However, once his account was unsuspended, Peterson immediately posted a screenshot of his deleted tweet about Page, resulting in yet another suspension.

Peterson is now back on Twitter, demanding that Elon Musk take action against users who post on Twitter anonymously.

Kathy Griffin

One of these things is not like the others.Unlike the other reinstated accounts, comedian Kathy Griffin was the only one originally suspended from Twitter while Elon Musk was in charge. She’s also the only one who is not a right-wing media figure.