In the middle of last week, reports claimed that Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter was motivated by Donald Trump, the infamous former president of the United States government. After Musk came out to debunk the rumors, it looks like the drama surrounding the two businessmen is not over yet.
At a recent conference organized by the FinancialTimesElon Musk commented in his speech that would allow Donald Trump to return to Twitter if he wanted to. Tesla’s CEO says Trump’s veto by the social network was “not the right thing to do”. For this reason, once managed to take possession of Twitter, the mogul could allow the former president to return to his usual profile.
I think it was a mistake to veto Donald Trump. I think this was a mistake…
Banning Trump on Twitter won’t end Trump’s voice, it will amplify it among the right, and so it’s morally wrong and downright stupid.
Let us remember that Trump’s veto did not come out of nowhere. After a series of hateful tweets, the former president managed to take the leap when a series of messages were taken as triggers by his supporters. This motivated a group of people to carry out an assault on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Elon Musk says goodbye to permanent Twitter bans
However, it seems that this law would not only apply to Donald Asset. Musk continued his statements by assuring that in the event of a takeover of Twitter, he would not want these permanent vetoes to exist on the platform.
I’ll say I don’t own Twitter yet, so it’s not something that’s going to happen for sure, because what if I don’t own Twitter? But in my opinion, as in the opinion of Jack Dorsey, who shares this opinion, we should not have a permanent veto.
As Musk already comments, Jack Dorsey is also on the same side of the page. As he commented, unless it is “illegal behavior” or spam, the creator of the social network believes that this behavior is a fault of the company. In fact, in January 2021, Dorsey made it clear in a series of tweets how unhappy he was with Trump’s ban.
On another side, Elon Musk says permanent bans take away his credibility to the platform. In this way, the employer would prefer to offer temporary bans or suspensions to users who pose a threat to the world or the stability of the social network.
Elon intends to make Twitter “the bastion of free speech”. That is why the company will account to many users They lost them for one reason or another. For his part, Donald Trump says he does not plan to return to the social network even if Musk fires his account, keeping his statements for himself alone, Truth Social.