Yesterday, Elon Musk said that he would unban President Trump’s Twitter account once he acquires the social media company. Musk has pledged to bring significant changes to Twitter once he takes over, including making the platform more free-speech friendly, adding an edit button, and firing hundreds of woke employees who oppose his reforms.
Today, ex Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey backed Musk’s decision on his Twitter account. Dorsey said there shouldn’t be permanent bans on individual Twitter users outside of users engaging in spam or network manipulation.
Dorsey was one of the founders of Twitter and the CEO until activist investors pushed for his ouster last year. Twitter’s current CEO, Parag Agrawal, has signaled his indifference towards free speech in the past, saying Twitter’s job is to be a ‘responsible’ curator of content rather than to uphold free speech principles.
The Epoch Times Reports–
“Musk suggested on Tuesday he would overturn Trump’s suspension from Twitter if his takeover bid for the social media platform ends in success.
Twitter banned Trump from the platform following the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, claiming his posts violated a glorification of violence policy.
Speaking at a Future of the Car event hosted by the Financial Times on May 10, Musk addressed Trump’s Twitter ban, saying he thinks “it was a morally bad decision to be clear and foolish in the extreme.”
Dorsey backed Musk’s remarks, saying in a series of posts on Twitter that the decision to permanently suspend Trump from the platform was a mistake.
“I do agree. There are exceptions (CSE, illegal behaviour, spam or network manipulation, etc), but generally permanent bans are a failure of ours and don’t work, which I wrote about here after the event (and called for a resilient social media protocol),” Dorsey said in a post responding to a user who said Musk believes Dorsey agrees with him that “there shouldn’t be permanent bans on individual Twitter users.”