Elon Musk hits back at Twitter critics as he claims social media site is alive

Struggling Twitter chief Elon Musk has hit back at critics who declared the social media site dead as he quipped it's "alive".

It follows the "#RIPTwitter" hashtag trend amid a string of negative reports since he bought the company.

Taking to his recently purchased social media platform, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO proclaimed "Twitter is ALIVE" and received over half a million likes.

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His statement of life on the app comes after a series of alleged blunders and controversial decisions, most recently to reinstate the account of former President of the United States, Donald Trump.

The 45th President had been removed from the app in January 8 of last year following the Capitol Hill riots.

But it would appear that following Musk's approval for the President to return to the platform with his reactivated account, Trump wont be coming back.

Musk had ran a Twitter poll that received a total of 15million votes on whether or not to reinstate the former President to Twitter, a place Trump had used frequently during his time as President.

With a slim margin leaning toward reinstating the ex-president, 51.8% said they wanted to see Trump back on Twitter.

Musk had previously tweeted that it was "fascinating" to watch the poll, which he claims was viewed by at least "134 million people".

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Although the ban on Trump's account has been lifted, it would appear the former President is set to snub the site entirely and not bother returning to his account or the 52.2million followers he accumulated.

When asked about his potential return to Twitter by a panel at the Republican Jewish Coalition's leadership meeting, Trump claimed he doesn't "see any reason" why he should head back.

Trump has instead backed his own social media horse, the Truth Social app which is developed by his own media and technology group.

According to the former president, his app, which was doing "phenomenally well" was far better than that of Musk's problematic Twitter.

Trump is yet to post anything since he was reinstated.

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