Elon Musk will decide to reactivate Trump account: Twitter CEO Parag
Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter has fueled speculation that the microblogging platform could reactivate former US President Donald Trump’s account.
Parag Agrawal, CEO of Twitter, said the decision to overturn Mr. Trump’s ban would be Mr. Musk’s responsibility after the takeover deal is finalized within the next six months.
“Also regarding the possibility of Donald Trump’s account being reinstated, @paraga said this is a question for Elon to answer once the deal is done,” Bloomberg business reporter Kurt Wagner tweeted on Monday. evening.
Mr. Trump’s Twitter account, with more than 88 million followers, was taken down for posting tweets inciting violence following the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill. His action violated Twitter guidelines.
The company defended the ban saying it was necessary to avoid “the risk of further incitement to violence.”
However, the sale of the microblogging platform has opened new discussions around reactivating Mr. Trump’s permanently suspended account.
Uninterested in the new chance to regain his 88 million followers, Mr Trump said he had no intention of joining Twitter in a recent CNBC interview.
Expressing his disappointment at Twitter’s alleged mistreatment, Mr Trump said: “No, I will not be going back to Twitter. I’ll be on Truth Social within the week. It’s on time.”
“We have a lot of registrants. I love Elon Musk. I love her so much. He’s an excellent person. We did a lot for Twitter when I was in the White House,” he said. “I was disappointed with the way I was treated by Twitter. I will not be returning to Twitter.
The acquisition of Twitter by Mr. Musk, who believes in relaxing the company’s tweeting policies, is already a threat to Mr. Trump’s startup (focusing on the freedom to express political ideologies without fear prohibition or discrimination).