- BBC News World
Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, has said that blocking former US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was a “mistake” and “simply nonsense” and promised to reverse the decision if he finally bought the company.
“I believe it is not right to exclude Donald Trump [de Twitter]. I think it’s a mistake because it alienated much of the country, and in the end it did not achieve the goal of snatching Donald Trump’s voice, ”Musk told the Financial Times during a debate on Tuesday.
Trump’s account was removed from Twitter after the January 6, 2021 takeover of the U.S. capital, arguing that some of his comments on the social network “may have provoked violence.” At the time it was declared a “temporary suspension” and the full account was not canceled.
Owner of companies such as Musk, electric car manufacturer TeslaIf Twitter’s acquisition offer is finally approved, it could become its owner in the coming months.
When asked if he would allow Trump to re-access his account on the social network, Musk vowed that he and social network co-founder Jack Dorsey had a “single idea” of a permanent ban on Twitter. Very unusual “.
“I’m going to lift the permanent ban (on Trump), but I do not have Twitter yet, so this is not going to happen permanently,” he said.
Musk added that he believes Twitter is currently biased in favor of left-wing ideas and that the company needs to be “more balanced”.
After paying $ 44,000 million, he said there were still big questions about the credibility of the social network acquisition, adding that “in the best case scenario, 2 or 3 months for that” if the contract is to be finalized.
Last month, Musk reaffirmed his desire to buy the social network, saying he wanted to transform it into a “public square” where all users could express themselves freely.
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