- Tesla CEO Elon Musk talks about uplifting the permanent Twitter ban imposed on former US President Donald Trump.
- Former US President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter after his followers stormed the US Capitol last year.
The billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk is again on the news. Musk announced that he would work on uplifting the ban imposed on Donald Trump. In a sequence of tweets made in response to another user, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey appears to concur with this decision.
Dorsey replied to the tweet by Dan Primack with an affirmation. He wrote, “I do agree. There are exceptions (CSE, illegal behavior, spam or network manipulation, etc.), but generally, permanent bans are a failure of ours and don’t work, which I wrote about here after the event (and called for a resilient social media protocol),”. He went on to add a link to a thread he had previously tweeted on January 2021 last year after the decision to ban Trump from Twitter was made.
“Permanent bans should be extremely rare and really reserved for accounts that are bots, or scam, spam accounts… I do think 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,” said Elon Musk.
The news comes shortly after Elon Musk denied a report that claimed that the former US President Donald Trump “encouraged” the billionaire to buy Twitter.
However, it seems that Trump has no plans on returning on Twitter. In an interaction with Fox News, he said, “I’m not going to use Twitter. I’m going to stick to the truth (Truth Social). I hope Elon buys Twitter because he will improve it and because he is a decent man, but I will stick with Truth.”
Why was the President banned on Twitter?
Former US President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter after his followers stormed the US Capitol last year. The incident caused large-scale violence, causing Trump to be banned from major social media sites, including Facebook and YouTube. And not to forget his biggest misery last year was losing the elections to Joe Biden.
Musk’s plan to buy Twitter for $44 billion has certainly raised crucial concern that he may try to make changes to the network that prioritizes free expression over online security. Now, what is there to worry about? Well, this, in turn, would put Musk at odds with upcoming European rules enacted to limit the power of tech giants.
Now it will be interesting to wait and watch what Musk’s following plans.