Elon Musk says he’ll let former President Donald Trump return to Twitter

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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said that if his deal to acquire Twitter goes through, he will allow former President Donald Trump to return to the platform.

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During interview with The Financial TimesMusk said Tuesday that he spoke with Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey and they agree that Twitter should not support permanent account bans unless it’s related to bots or spam and scams.

“Permanent bans fundamentally undermine the credibility of Twitter as a city square where everyone can have their say,” Musk said of the Trump ban during an interview. “I think it was a morally bad decision.”

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Trump permanently banned from Twitter after the riot at the Capitol on 6 January. Twitter cited “the risk of further incitement to violence.”

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Trump told Fox News last month he won’t be back on twitter even if Musk owned it by choosing his own TRUTH Social app.

When asked about Trump’s tweets that led to his permanent ban, Musk said that any wrong or bad tweets “should be deleted or made invisible” and come with a temporary suspension, but nothing permanent.

“I really think it was wrong to ban Donald Trump,” said Musk, who said the move “alienated a lot of the country” and forced the former president to create his own competing app.

One of the reasons why Musk $44 billion deal to buy Twitter this is what he describes as heavy moderation by the social media platform. That’s why a few observers believe that he will restore Trump’s account.

“Free speech is the foundation of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is a digital town square where issues vital to the future of humanity are discussed,” Musk. tweeted to his 84 million followers after the announcement of the deal.

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Contributing: Jessica Gainn and Will Carless

Follow Brett Molina on Twitter: @brettmolina23.

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