Musk says Twitter corrected ‘a grave mistake’ by reinstating Trump’s account

by Laura Ramirez

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Under Twitter’s new leadership, President Trump was welcomed back on the platform nearly two years after Twitter booted the then-sitting president.

Commenting on the move to reinstate the 45th president, Twitter CEO Elon Musk said the platform had corrected “a grave mistake.”

Despite that Trump is now free to use Twitter, he remains staunch in his decision to exclusively use his own social media platform, Truth Social.

Nonetheless, Musk claimed on Twitter to be “fine with Trump not tweeting,” adding that the “important thing is that Twitter correct a grave mistake in banning his account, despite no violation of the law or terms of service.”

“Deplatforming a sitting President undermined public trust in Twitter for half of America,” he concluded.

Musk made it clear, however, that calls or incitement to violence would result in account suspension.

Responding to investigative journalist Andy Ngo about Antifa accounts operating on Twitter promoting riots and reportedly giving tips on “how to commit violent crimes,” Musk affirmed that “Incitement to violence will result in account suspension.”

Musk also found it “very concerning” that Twitter took no action against Antifa accounts after clear violations.

Furthermore, Musk created a poll on Twitter last week, asking users if Twitter should “offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?” The majority of users approved, with Musk announcing that “Amnesty begins next week.”

In addition to restoring President Trump’s account, Musk also welcomed back Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account after it was permanently banned earlier this year for “Covid misinformation,” as reported by RSBN.

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