Elon Musk said the ban on Donald Trump was “morally wrong” and just plain “stupid”. He will reverse the Trump ban. Mr. Musk believes it was divisive and “alienated” half the country.
“I do think that it was not correct to ban Donald Trump. I think that was a mistake because it alienated a large part of the county, and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice,” said Mr. Musk, speaking virtually at a Financial Times autos conference.
Mr. Musk called the ban a “morally bad decision.” He said permanent bans undermine trust in Twitter.
“If there are tweets that are wrong and bad, those should be either deleted or made invisible, and a suspension—a temporary suspension—is appropriate, but not a permanent ban,” Mr. Musk said.
He said that banning Mr. Trump eventually would amplify the former president’s voice among the right.
“The former and potential future President should not be permanently banned by private corporate decree from what had been his primary communications platform,” said Musk in what is now a very controversial opinion.
It’s very divisive, and alienating the country is stupid.
Mr. Trump has said he was not planning to return to Twitter and was focused on his social-media venture called Truth Social.
Jack Dorsey shares his opinion.
The entire interview – go to 43:30:
Lets find out who banned Trump, find out why, and then fire them from Twitter.
Elon Musk is a Trojan horse and much as I would like to see FREE SPEECH every where, I have my doubts with this man.
Having lived an worked in South Africa I know that growing up as a White in South Africa Elon Musk is a not a Liberal, but he is probably not to the Right of Attila the Hun either. I would put him into the box of “Blue Dog Democrat” or even Libertarian. He’s for Freedom, and definitely doesn’t trust Government. He appears to be more pro individual, but thinks Society Safety Nets are needed, but they don’t need to be Government Safety Nets. Musk isn’t very religious, but believes in a Power greater than Man. Elon Musk is obviously a Genius, but is also Socially Balanced which is why when he enters a room, he is the smartest person in the room. There is no doubt in my mind Elon is a strong supporter of Free Speech.
IMO President Trump should accept Musks invitation and go back on Twitter. He should use every avenue available to get his message thru. I was wrong of Twitter to ban him forever if they are a social media then everyone should be allowed to post as long as it’s within the boundaries of their state laws.
I think Trump will be back, but later.
Yeah we’re supposed to believe Jack Dorsey is a brave freedom lover I suppose. Uh huh, sure.
Suppressing the “comments” of the President of the United States should be considered Treason. Actually Suppression of information or comment from any elected Official should be Treason!
I am a Libertarian. There is no such thing as Disinformation. Individuals need to learn what propaganda looks like. When all speech is allowed, The People can figure out who the Crackpots and Dangerous People are. I love hearing ffom Liberals since they constantly remind us how mentally ill and dangerous they really are. It’s great to listen to Jen Psaki constantly trying to restate what Traitor Joe actually said.