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Elon Musk says he will restore Trump’s Twitter Ban

Elon Musk said that he would restore former President Donald Trump’s banned account on Twitter if his deal to acquire the company is completed.

Musk’s remarks at¬†Financial Times’ Future of the Car¬†conference mark his first public acknowledgment of what had been widely expected since the billionaire announced plans to buy the social media giant for $44 billion.

Musk has previously said he thinks Twitter should be more “reluctant to delete things” and “very cautious with permanent bans.” On Tuesday, he called Twitter’s decision to ban Trump in January 2021 a “mistake.”

Musk said:

I do think it was not correct to ban Donald Trump, I think that was a mistake. I would reverse the perma-ban. … But my opinion, and Jack Dorsey, I want to be clear, shares this opinion, is that we should not have perma-bans.

Banning Trump from Twitter didn’t end Trump’s voice, it will amplify it among the right and this is why it’s morally wrong and flat out stupid.

Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter following the January 6 Capitol Riot for violating the platform’s rules against violence incitement, a decision the company has said was headed by Dorsey. Other social platforms followed in banning or suspending Trump’s account.

Trump, for his part, has said he would not return to Twitter even if his account were restored. Earlier this year, he launched his own social media platform, Truth Social, but the service’s debut was plagued by technical issues.

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