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Twitter was a twit to ban Trump, says Elon Musk

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Twitter was a twit to ban Trump, says Elon Musk

The Tesla tycoon says that he’ll reverse the permanent ban once he owns the social media site

Kurt Wagner, Ed Ludlow and Dana Hull

Twitter was “foolish in the extreme” in kicking former US president Donald Trump off its service and his permanent ban should be ended, said Elon Musk, the billionaire who has agreed to acquire the social media company.

“I would reverse the permanent ban,” Musk said at a conference on Tuesday when the interviewer asked directly about Trump. “Perma bans just fundamentally undermine trust in Twitter as a town square where everyone can voice their opinion.”

Booting the former president off the site “didn’t end Trump’s voice”, Musk said at the Financial Times Future of the Car summit, speaking via remote video. “It will amplify it among the right. This is why it is morally wrong and flat-out stupid.”..

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