Billionaire Elon Musk said, on Tuesday, that he intends to cancel the permanent ban imposed by the “Twitter” platform on former US President Donald Trump if the CEO of “Tesla” continues his plan to buy the social media company, while the White House commented on Elon Musk’s intention to restore Trump’s account, saying : The decision concerns the private sector. We support freedom of expression and the platforms of communication sites are not used to broadcast misleading information.
Trump’s Twitter Account Banned
Musk, speaking at the “Future of Automotive Summit” hosted by the Financial Times today, said Trump’s ban on Twitter was a “morally bad decision” and “absolutely foolish”.
He added that the permanent ban on Twitter accounts should be rare and reserved for deceptive accounts or bots only.
A meeting between Trump and Musk at the White House in 2017
The suspension of Trump’s account, which had more than 88 million followers, silenced his main trumpet days before the end of his presidency, and comes after years of controversy over how social media companies manage the accounts of powerful global leaders.
Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter shortly after the January 6 riots in the US Capitol.
And Twitter noted in its decision “the risk of further incitement to violence.”
Musk said the decision bolstered Trump’s views among people on the political right, calling the ban a “morally wrong and totally stupid.”