Musk plans to lift Trump’s Twitter ban; says it was morally bad decision
Elon Musk said on Tuesday he would reverse Twitter’s ban on former President Donald Trump if his acquisition goes through. Musk has said he would end Donald Trump’s ban from Twitter, saying he thought the decision to block the former president was “morally wrong”.
The Tesla billionaire said, “Permanent bans should be extremely rare and really reserved for accounts that are bots, or scam, spam accounts… I do think it was not correct to ban Donald Trump.”
He added, “I think that was a mistake because it alienated a large part of the country and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice.”
I would reverse the permanent ban,” added Musk, who is expected to become interim CEO following the takeover. “I don’t own Twitter yet. So this is not like a thing that will definitely happen, because what if I don’t own Twitter?”
Twitter, along with other platforms including Facebook, barred former US President Donald Trump from tweeting in the wake of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol building.
Tesla and the rocket company SpaceX owner Elon Musk is in the process of completing a takeover bid for Twitter, which accepted his $44 billion offer last month. The acquisition is expected to close over the next three to six months.
Meanwhile, Trump said last month that he wouldn’t return to the social network if he had the chance.
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