Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a recent interview said he would reverse former US President Donald Trump's Twitter ban. Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey also agrees with Musk. This is surprising since Dorsey was the CEO of the company when Trump's Twitter account was permanently banned last year.
Responding to a user on Twitter, Dorsey said that banning Trump's Twitter account was a "business decision" and "shouldn’t have been". Dorsey also suggested that Twitter "should always revisit" its decisions and "evolve as necessary."
He added that the permanent bans were a "failure" for the company and "didn't work". He also explained that a permanent ban should only take place if someone is involved in "CSE, illegal behavior, spam or network manipulation, etc."
Will Trump return to Twitter?
Although Musk and Dorsey argue that Trump's permanent ban on Twitter should be lifted, the former US president is not so convinced. Trump previously said he would not return to Twitter even if the account was revoked.
After Twitter and several other social media platforms banned Trump, he and his team launched a Twitter alternative called Truth Social. In one of the recent interviews, Trump said, "I'm not going to be on Twitter, I'm going to be on TRUTH."
Trump thinks Musk is the right man for Twitter and should improve the platform. "I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man, but I am going to be staying on TRUTH. The bottom line is, no, I am not going back to Twitter,” the former President said during a recent interview.
The former US president was banned from Twitter after the riots in the Capitol on January 6. Trump is said to have encouraged rioters to join the storm in the US Capitol by using his tweets and posts on other social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
Trump's tweets were controversial in nature and were often labeled by Twitter before his account was permanently banned. He was also banned by Facebook, and the company's CEO, Sheryl Sandberg, said the social media platform has no plans to unblock Trump.