Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter’s ban of former President Trump—The ban was ‘foolish in the extreme’
Elon Musk is always in the news. Today, Tesla CEO and the world’s richest person said he would reverse Twitter’s ban on former President Donald Trump upon his successful purchase of the social media giant. The question is whether the former President would return back to the platform.
Calling the ban ‘foolish in the extreme,’ Musk said he would also make Twitter’s algorithm open source, and that his goal is to “balance the anger” between the extremes on both sides of the aisle.
Musk made the comments while talking to Peter Campbell at FT Live’s “Future of the Car conference.” When it comes to transparency, the Billionaire said he would “literally put the Twitter algorithm on Github. Musk also added that “Twitter needs to be much more even-handed. It currently has a left bias… it’s based in San Francisco … from their perspective, it seems moderate.”
Musk says his goal isn’t to earn praise from either side but to “balance the anger” between the far left and the far right,” and that “In order to be better at that it needs to get rid of the bots, the scams.”
As far as the actual Twitter takeover deal, Musk added: “There’s still a lot of things that need to get done before this concludes. Still some outstanding questions that need to be resolved,” but that “objectively it is a largely done deal” that could be done in 2-3 months in a best-case scenario.
In January, former President Trump announced his new social media venture, TRUTH Social, as he prepared to return back to the social scene months after he was banned and de-platformed from social platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.