Financial Association, Shanghai, May 11th (Intern editor Zhou Ziyi) The news of "Musk wanted to unblock Trump" appeared on Weibo to search on Weibo early, causing heated discussions.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in an interview on Tuesday that after the completion of the acquisition of Twitter, he will revoke Twitter's ban on former US President Donald Trump. The signal shows that Musk intends to reduce the background review of the social networking site.
On April 25, local time, Musk and Twitter reached a final agreement to acquire it at a price of $ 54.2 per share and signed a total of $ 44 billion in transactions. He called himself "absolute speech liberal", but hardly gave him specific details.
The problem of revoking Trump Twitter's ban has always been regarded as a "golden stone" to test how much Musk will transform Twitter to how much Musk, although Trump himself has stated that he will not come back again.
The ban "Moral is wrong"
Musk made it clear at the "Future of the Car" hosted by the Financial Times, "I think it is wrong to prohibit Donald Trump (account), and I think this is a mistake."
He added that he and Twitter's co -founder Jack Dorsey both believed that permanent ban should be targeted at some accounts that operate robotic programs or spread spam.
Musk pointed out that "errors and bad" tweets should be deleted, and temporary suspension of accounts is appropriate. "I think the permanent ban has fundamentally destroying people's trust in Twitter, because Twitter is a 'city square' that everyone can express their own views."
Musk said that Twitter's ban on Trump "is morally wrong and stupid."
Nevertheless, Musk still supports some restrictions. Like other American social media platforms, Twitter has banned some users who have disseminated wrong reactionary views and beautifying violence policies. On Monday, he reached a consensus with Thierry Breton, the head of the European Union industry. He said that the EU's "Digital Service Law" policy was "completely consistent" with his own idea of restricting illegal content.
During the meeting, Musk also said that in the "best circumstances", the transaction of acquiring Twitter can be completed within two to three months.
Republican Senator Rick Scott told reporters when asked about Musk's decision that Trump's voice "should go to anywhere as possible," "social media should not restrict people's ability to spread information."
Roy Blunt, who is about to retire, said he had no opinion on Trump's return to Twitter. Blunt also said, "I think this is a good business decision for Musk."
However, Democrats said that if Trump and other Republicans disabled by Twitter's return may pose a threat to the Democratic Party. They are worried that Trump will disturb their foundation and increase the voting rate in the mid -term elections in November. Democrats are currently facing severe challenges in most of the seats of the two hospitals.
Mary Anne Marsh, a senior strategist of the Democratic Party, said, "Trump will use Twitter to cause greater damage to re -control power in 2022 and 2024, and Elon Musk does not say he will take any measures to stop him."
The White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday that Twitter's ban on Trump was a question determined by the company. She added that the Biden government hopes that the online platform can protect freedom of speech, but also ensure that it is not a fake information forum.
Trump's new social platform
On January 6, 2021, after Trump's supporters attacked the US Congress Building, the Twitter platform was permanently blocked. Twitter said when making this decision to disconnect "the risk of further inciting violence." Twitter's move has also triggered a debate on how social media companies should control the accounts of global leaders.
Trump, who is nicknamed by Chinese netizens, has more than 88 million fans by Trump's Twitter account. However, a few days before his term of office, Twitter stopped his main "loudspeaker". Cheng also Xiao He was also Xiao He. The social platform of freedom of speech was the main battlefield he was running at the beginning, but he laid hidden dangers.
Trump has previously told Fox News that he will not return to Twitter again. "I won't be on Twitter, I will stay on Truth." He added, "When I was in the White House, we did a lot of things for Twitter, and I was disappointed by Twitter's way of treating me."
Trump's own social media application "Truth Social" was launched in Apple App Store in late February.
Trump said in an interview on April 25, "I hope Elon can acquire Twitter because he will improve it and he is a good person. But I will continue to stay on Truth."
Trump started slowly on his own social platform, and then accelerated his update on the new platform. On the new platform, he has 2.7 million fans. He posted a total of about 50 news, mostly released last week. This is very different from the previous rhythm. When he serves as the president, an average of 18 tweets will be published on Twitter every day.