Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated Tuesday at the “Financial Times Future of the Car” conference that he would lift Twitter’s ban on former US President Donald Trump. Musk, who has described himself as a “free speech absolutist,” has agreed to buy the social networking platform for $44 billion.
The move to ban Trump from Twitter did not mute his voice. Instead, it amplified his ideas among those on the political right, who called the ban “morally wrong and flat-out foolish.”
Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter immediately after the violence on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. In making its judgement, Twitter cited “the potential of future instigation of violence.”
After former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey backed Elon Musk’s controversial plan to reinstate former US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account, Junior IT Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar jumped into the debate today, saying platforming is “a violation of fundamental rights of users” and any platform must have “force of law behind it” for it to operate.
“Deplatforming is a serious matter. It is a breach of fundamental rights of users n must have power of law behind it for any platform to exercise n must never ever be done arbitrarily,” he tweeted, tagging Musk and Dorsey.
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