Elon Musk now owns Twitter. Which, among other things, means that the permanent ban of former President Donald Trump from the social media site could soon end.
“I do think it was not correct to ban Donald Trump, I think that was a mistake,” Musk said in May. “I would reverse the perma-ban. … Banning Trump from Twitter didn’t end Trump’s voice, it will amplify it among the right and this is why it’s morally wrong and flat out stupid.”
Trump’s ban was first implemented by Twitter following the January 6, 2021, riot at the US Capitol. Musk said Friday that suspended accounts will not be reinstated until a new “content moderation council” is convened.
Earlier Friday, Trump put out a statement on Musk’s takeover of Twitter using his own social media platform Truth Social.