Tesla President Elon Musk announced on Tuesday that the company would lift the ban on Twitter that was imposed by the former US President Donald Trump while speaking at the Financial Times Future of the Car conference.
Musk has described himself as a “free speech absoluteist” and recently signed an agreement for $44 billion to buy the social media site.
Trump was removed permanently from Twitter just after January. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Twitter was citing “the danger of inciting further acts of the violence” in its decision to suspend the president.
The deactivation of his account with greater than 88 million users, shut down his first megaphone prior to the expiration of his presidency and comes after many years of debate over the way social media companies can limit the accounts of the world’s most powerful leaders.
Trump was suspended for life from Twitter just after his tweets were suspended following the. 6 riots at the US Capitol. Twitter was citing “the possibility of further inciting to violent acts” as the reason for its suspension.
The issue of returning Trump is thought to be a litmus test to determine how far Musk is willing to go in making adjustments, even though Trump himself has stated that he will not be returning.