Elon Musk said he would allow Trump back on Twitter. He called the ban morally wrong:
Elon Musk has said he would reverse Twitter’s decision to ban former US president Donald Trump from the platform, describing the decision as “morally wrong and flat out stupid”.
“I would reverse the permaban [on Trump],” said Musk, who has agreed to buy the social media platform for roughly $44bn. “Obviously I don’t own Twitter yet, so this is not a thing that will definitely happen.”
Musk added that he had spoken to Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey who agreed the platform should not have “permabans” on users that violate its content policies.
“It was not correct to ban Donald Trump; I think that was a mistake,” added the Tesla chief executive.
Musk said the decision, made in the wake of the January 6 riots following Trump’s election loss, had “alienated a large part of the country”.
“It didn’t end Trump’s voice. It will amplify it among the right. That’s why it’s morally wrong and flat-out stupid,” he said.
Elon Musk: “I would reverse” President Trump’s ban from Twitter
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