Elon Musk Will Lift Donald Trump’s Twitter Ban

Elon Musk Will Lift Donald Trump's Twitter Ban
Elon Musk Will Lift Donald Trump's Twitter Ban

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk has said he would reverse Twitter’s ban on former US President, Donald Trump once he takes ownership of the social media platform. This is even as he condemned Twitter’s policy of permanent ban on the platform’s users.

Speaking in an interview with Financial Times, Musk, who is on the verge of acquiring Twitter after a $44 billion agreement with the company’s board, described the ban on Trump as “morally wrong and outright stupid”.

He stated that he spoke with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who agreed that users who violate the platform’s content policies should not be subjected to “permabans.”

“I would reverse the permaban on Trump,” Musk said in the interview.

Obviously, I don’t own Twitter yet, so this isn’t a foregone conclusion.”

“It was not correct to ban Donald Trump; I believe that was a mistake,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk added.

Musk claimed that the decision, made in the aftermath of Trump’s election loss on January 6, had “alienated a large part of the country.”

“It doesn’t put an end to Trump’s voice.” It will gain traction among the right. That is why it is morally wrong and stupid,” he added.

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Musk stated that if he is successful in purchasing the company, he plans to publish the algorithm on GitHub, allow anyone to make suggestions, and highlight human interventions.

“You need transparency to build trust,” he says.

Musk also stated that it is critical to reduce the company’s left-leaning bias in San Francisco.

“They’re just coming at it from a very far left environment,” he explained. However, it fails to instill trust in the rest of the United States and possibly the rest of the world.”

On January 8th, Twitter “permanently suspended Trump’s account due to the possibility of further incitement of violence.”

After tweeting falsehoods about the election being rigged, Twitter suspended the former president’s account for “repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy.” The platform made the ban permanent two days later.

Before his account was suspended, Trump had 88 million followers on Twitter.
After a mob of Trump supporters invaded the US Capitol in a fatal riot, several other social media sites, including Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube, barred him from using their services.