Twitter’s decision to ban former US President Donald Trump was a serious mistake, according to Twitter’s new owner and CEO Elon Musk, who responded on Friday to a forum that restored Trump’s account last week. It was more a matter of justice than effort.
Donald Trump has been reinstated on Twitter, he has yet to use the platform that previously served as his public communication tool.
Elon Musk wrote on Friday that I am fine with Trump not tweeting. Importantly, Twitter made a grave mistake by banning his account on January 6, 2020, despite not violating the law or terms of service.
He sought to prevent the transition of presidential power to current President Joe Biden. The committee proposed in court last month that Trump broke the law on charges including obstruction of official proceedings of Congress and conspiracy to defraud the American people.
Elon Musk took over Twitter in late October, so he reduced staff and made operational changes including content moderation. Even before Twitter’s acquisition, Musk was open in his distaste for the company’s active content and user moderation.
Slamming it for allowing spam bots and calling it against free speech principles, Musk now says that any speech that doesn’t violate the law should be allowed on Twitter.
Musk claims that the move to remove Trump in 2020 had a bad effect on Twitter Alan Musk wrote that removing the current president from the platform has reduced people’s trust in Twitter in half of America.