Elon Musk would reverse Donald Trump's Twitter ban

May 11, 2022 1:40 pm

Elon Musk . [Source: BBC]

Elon Musk says if his bid to buy Twitter is successful he will reverse Donald Trump’s ban from the platform.

The richest man in the world agreed a $NZ70 billion takeover bid with the Twitter board last month.

But he said it was not a done deal and that ideally it would be completed in the next two to three months.

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Twitter’s decision to ban the former US president was “morally wrong and flat-out stupid”, Musk told the Financial Times Future of the Car summit.

In January 2021, Twitter said Trump’s account was “permanently suspended due to the risk of further incitement of violence” following the storming of the Capitol.

But the Tesla owner says he would reverse the permanent ban but he doesn’t own Twitter yet so this is not a thing that will definitely happen.

He adds that the ban had not silenced Trump, but by making him move onto his own Truth Social site, it had amplified his voice among the far right.

He pointed out that Trump had previously said he would not return to Twitter even if his account was reinstated.