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Elon Musk wants to reverse Donald Trump’s Twitter ban

Will Donald Trump be able to return to Twitter? Yes, according to Elon Musk, the new owner of the social network. The billionaire said he wanted to lift the banishment of the former American president during a press conference.

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On January 8, 2021, two days after the invasion of the Capitol in Washington, Twitter made the decision to purely and simply ban the account of Donald Trump, the American president then still in office. A shock decision that has been debated ever since. Elon Musk, who just bought Twitter, wish to lift this ban.

At a press conference organized by the Financial Times, Elon Musk spoke about the Donald Trump case. Once he is fully invested, he assures that the president will be able to regain possession of his Twitter account.

Elon Musk thinks it was a bad idea to ban Trump

He indeed called the decision to suspend Trump’s account of “morally bad”, “foolish”. He believes that it has only reinforced the cleavage that exists in the United States and has not prevented the culprit from expressing himself, since he has created his own social network: Truth. During the conference, Musk added that Twitter should be a place where everyone should have the right to have their say. Him CEO, he does not intend to ban accounts (or very rarely), favoring other options, such as a temporary ban or an invisibilization.

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Elon Musk wants to be the new cantor of freedom of expression. He repeatedly asserted its intention to no longer limit the speech of users, in compliance with the law. So that means letting people say whatever they want.

Trump’s Twitter ban continues to be debated. Did the private platform have the right to suspend the account of a sitting president like it did? Does she have the right to decide who can speak or not? A thorny question that Musk will decide without hesitation.

Now let’s find out if the interested party would like to return to Twitter. A follower of controversial tweets during his term, Trump now has his own network (a carbon copy of Twitter, by the way) on which he does what he wants, but with a smaller audience. It will be up to him to reactivate his @realDonalTrump followed by millions of people.

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