Tesla CEO and possibly future Twitter owner Elon Musk said Tuesday that the social media platform’s decision to ban Trump was “morally wrong,” noting that he would reverse the decision when in office.
“I think it was wrong to ban Donald Trump,” Musk said, speaking remotely on the Financial Times’ Conference on the future of the automobile, as first reported for him Wall Street Journal. “I think it was a mistake because it alienated a large part of the county and ultimately didn’t result in Donald Trump having no voice.”
“It would reverse the permaban,” he continued.
Trump has still been able to spread his views through press releases and his own social platform, Truth Social. However, the data has shown that since Trump has been banned from platforms like Twitter and Facebook, users talk much less about Trump on those platforms.
The billionaire, who also founded SpaceX, spoke more about Twitter bans and suspensions at the event. Musk appears to be fine with the consequences for breaking platform policy, but only temporarily. He spoke strongly against permanent banslike the one Twitter doled out to Trump as a result of the former president’s rhetoric on January 6.
“We shouldn’t have permabans,” Musk argued. “That doesn’t mean someone can say whatever they want to say. If they say something that’s illegal or destructive to the world, maybe there should be a timeout, or a temporary ban, or that particular tweet should be made invisible or they have very high traction.” limited”.
According to Musk, Twitter founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey also shares his views on the permanent bans, saying it “basically undermines trust in Twitter as a public square where everyone can express their opinion.”
Musk also noted that he doesn’t own Twitter yet, so reinstating Trump “is definitely not going to happen.”
It may seem like Musk intends to reinstate Trump’s Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the 45th president of the United States would return to service. In a recent interview with Fox News, Trump claimed that he had without plans to start tweeting again, even if Musk’s ownership meant he would get his account back. According to Trump, he intends to remaining exclusively on your own social media platform, social truth.
However, whether Trump is telling the, well, TRUE is an unknown. Former Twitter power user, now banned, recently made lose your claim against Twitter, in an attempt to restore his account on the platform.
If Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter goes through, Trump will no longer have to resort to legal action. It looks like Musk will just bring him back on board. And that might be too attractive an offer for Trump to turn down.