Elon Musk confirms the speculation.
On Tuesday, the world’s richest man said he would retrieve the banned account of former President Donald Trump on Twitter … if / when his platform was acquired.
Musk’s remarks at the Financial Times’ Future of the Car conference took place and represent the first public recognition of what was widely expected since they announced plans to buy the social media company Tesla’s founder.
For 44 billion.
“I don’t think it was right to ban Donald Trump, I think it was a mistake,” Musk said yesterday.
“I will bring back the Parma-ban. … But my opinion, and Jack Dorsey, I want to be clear, sharing this opinion, we should not have the Parma-ban.”
Dorsey – Twitter co-founder and former CEO – tweeted after Musk’s comments went viral on Tuesday that he By There should be no permanent restrictions on “agreed” users, text:
“There are exceptions … but usually permanent sanctions are our failure and do not work.”
Trump lost his Twitter account after the January 6, 2021, riots in Washington DC because he violated the platform’s rules against inciting violence … a decision company says led by Dorsey.
Other social platforms, notably Facebook and Instagram, followed suit to ban or suspend Trump’s account following the violent uprising.
Musk, however, claims to be an advocate of freedom of speech. He plans to let all voices go wild once he apparently becomes the owner of Twitter.
“Banning Trump from Twitter doesn’t end Trump’s voice, it will spread it among the right and that’s why it’s morally wrong and completely stupid,” Musk said Tuesday at the aforementioned event.
Last week, Musk denied claims that Trump encouraged him to buy Twitter, tweeting that he had “no direct or indirect contact” with his one-term commander-in-chief.
“I think so [the ban] It was a mistake because it isolated a large part of the country and in the end Donald Trump did not have a voice, he is now going to be on Truth Social, as will be a big part of United’s rights. State, “Mask continued.
“And so I think it could be worse than a single forum where everyone can debate.”
Trump didn’t actually post a single comment on Truth Social, Twitter’s conservative response that didn’t exactly shut down across the country.
Tesla and SpaceX CEOs have acknowledged that their acquisition of Twitter is not yet a completed deal with Trump’s return.
“I would say I don’t own Twitter yet, so it’s not something that will happen, because what if I don’t own Twitter?” Let the musk surprise out yesterday.
That said, Musk also detailed his plans for the company if the takeover was fruitful.
The businessman insisted that, for example, he would get rid of spam or scam-promoting bots – and that Twitter’s algorithm would be publicly available for anyone to view and comment on.
Elsewhere, Musk echoed accusations by some prominent Republican figures, criticizing what he believed was Twitter’s political bias.
“I think Twitter needs to be used more evenly. It currently has a strong left bias because it’s based in San Francisco,” Musk said.
“I do not think that the people there are necessarily left-wing or some of them.
“It’s just that, from their point of view, it seems moderate, but they’re coming from an environment that’s far away.”
For Mask’s misleading position on freedom of speech, which does not apply to any private corporation?
“That doesn’t mean anyone can say what they want,” Musk explained.
“If they say something that is illegal or otherwise destructive to the world, then perhaps a time-out, a temporary suspension or that particular tweet should disappear or there should be very limited traction.
“But I think the Parmawans are basically undermining Twitter’s faith as a town square where everyone can express their views.
“I think so [banning Trump] It was a morally bad decision, to be clear, and utterly foolish. “