In mid-April, Elon Musk shared his intention to buy Twitter. An operation estimated at $43.4 billionwith an offer that therefore amounts to $54.20 per share. With this acquisition, Elon Musk promises to “release” the full potential of the platform by privatizing it. Interviewed recently, the businessman revealed that he intended to lift the banishment of Donald Trump.
towards a return of donald trump on twitter?
For several weeks now, Elon Musk has been focusing on the takeover of Twitter, approved by the current leaders of the social network. However, the news surrounding the businessman and possible future owner of Twitter has seen better days. And for good reason, after attacks targeting Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, Musk has finally revealed his excessive ambition for his next acquisition. But this week, at a conference organized by the Financial Times, this is what Musk called “morally bad” and “senseless” the decision to permanently suspend the Twitter account of Donald Trump, the former President of the United States.
A sentence that occurred after the attack on the Capitol and adopted by several GAFA. “I think that was a mistake because it alienated a lot of the country and ultimately didn’t stop Donald Trump from being heard“explains the entrepreneur. According to him, these definitive bans should be “extremely rare” and reserved in particular for fake accounts. “This does not mean that anyone can say whatever they want, if they say something illegal or destructive to the world” he continued. Nevertheless, it would be necessary that temporary suspensions be considered, or that these tweets “be rendered invisible” or that their range is “very limited“.
Once at the head of Twitter, Musk would therefore be ready to reinstate Donald Trump’s account. Ultimately, Twitter must become the refuge of freedom of expression, which the businessman considers to be the victim of too strict content moderation. It remains to be seen whether this decision will be adopted in due time. Response within a few months, once the takeover of Twitter has been validated.