Twitter suspended his accounts as it said that violate the Twitter Rules
The world’s richest man Elon Musk said that, he would reverse Twitter’s ban on former US President Donald Trump when he acquire the social networking platform, the clearest signal yet of the intention to cut website censorship.
Elon Musk has signed a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter Inc. Before that, Musk was expected to become interim CEO of Twitter after the conclusion of the deal, according to Reuters.
The question of Trump’s reinstatement has been seen as a test of how far Musk will go in implementing the changes, even though Trump himself has said he won’t return.
Twitter, like other US-based social media platforms, has banned many individuals from violating its policies on disinformation and glorification of violence.
Musk added that he and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey believe a permanent ban should be “extremely rare” and reserved for accounts that operate bots or distribute spam.
“Wrong and unkind” tweets should be removed or hidden, and account suspensions may be appropriate, Musk said. “I think the fixers are basically just undermining trust in Twitter as a city square where people can voice their opinions.”
Musk said the decision to ban Trump amplified Trump’s views on political rights advocates, and he called the ban “morally wrong and stupid.”
The suspension of Trump’s account, which has more than 88 million followers, silenced his main broadcaster days before the end of his term and sparked years of debate about how social media companies should censor the accounts of global powerfull leaders.
Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter shortly after the attack the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Twitter cited “the risk of further inciting violence” in its decision.
Megan Squire, a senior fellow for data analytics at the Southern Poverty Law Center, said a permanent ban from mainstream networks, or de-platforming, has been a successful tactic in reducing the reach of abusive messaging and behaviors.
Musk confirmed some limits, telling a European Union official on Monday that EU policy is “fully aligned” with his mindset about controlling illegal content.