San Francisco: Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated that he would reverse the Twitter ban on former US president Donald Trump as soon as he takes over the micro-blogging platform.
Talking on the ‘Monetary Occasions Way forward for the Automotive’ summit on Tuesday, the billionaire stated that the ban on him was a “mistake”.
“I do assume that it was not right to ban Donald Trump. I feel that was a mistake,” stated Musk who known as himself a “free speech absolutist”.
The micro-blogging platform had completely banned Trump after hundreds of his supporters violently stormed the Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021.
Musk stated that banning Trump “alienated a big a part of the nation”.
“Banning Trump from Twitter didn’t finish Trump’s voice. It’s going to amplify it among the many proper and that is why it’s morally flawed and flat out silly,” he was quoted as saying.
Requested if he would reinstate Trump as soon as he takes over Twitter, Musk stated he would reverse the previous President’s lifetime ban, calling it “a morally dangerous determination” that was “silly within the excessive”.
“Clearly, I don’t personal Twitter but. So this isn’t like a factor that may positively occur, as a result of what if I don’t personal Twitter?” he requested.
He additionally cited former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s feedback that the platform shouldn’t subject everlasting Twitter bans.
Musk final month supported Trump’s personal social community app known as ‘Reality Social’ by sharing its App Retailer rating on his Twitter deal with.
Trump, nonetheless, has determined to not be part of the micro-blodding website regardless of Musk shopping for it, saying “Twitter has change into very boring”.