Musk: Twitter ban on Donald Trump "mistake"
Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter's permanent ban on Donald Trump when his acquisition of the social media company is completed.
SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk pointed out on Tuesday that Twitter made a mistake to have banned former US President Donald Trump from its social media platform because it alienated much of the United States.
During an event hosted by the Financial Times, Musk indicated that "I do think that it was not correct to ban Donald Trump, 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."
Musk noted that Trump "is now going to be on Truth Social, as will a large part of the sort of the right in the United States."
BREAKING: @ElonMusk says he would reverse Trump's suspension from Twitter and called the ban "morally wrong" and "flat out stupid." pic.twitter.com/ahRTaO5caV— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 10, 2022
He underlined that he would reverse the permanent ban when his acquisition of Twitter is completed, adding that Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey also believes that there should be no permanent bans.
It is noteworthy that Twitter agreed to be acquired by Musk in a deal worth $44 billion, although it is still subject to shareholder approval.
Musk previously said that he would like to revolutionize Twitter’s role in public debate given that free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.