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Elon Musk to reverse Donald Trump’s Twitter ban

Elon Musk says if his bid to buy Twitter is successful he will reverse Donald Trump’s ban from the platform.

The richest man in the world agreed a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover bid with the Twitter board last month.

He said it was not a done deal and that ideally it would be completed in the next two to three months.

Mr Musk told the Financial Times Future of the Car summit that Twitter’s decision to ban the former US president was “morally wrong”.

In January 2021, Twitter said Mr Trump’s account was “permanently suspended… due to the risk of further incitement of violence” following the storming of the Capitol.

But the Tesla owner said: “I would reverse the permanent ban but I don’t own Twitter yet so this is not a thing that will definitely happen.”

He said the ban had not silenced Mr Trump, but by making him move onto his own Truth Social site, it had amplified his voice among the far right.

He pointed out that Mr Trump had previously said he would not return to Twitter even if his account was reinstated.

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Editing by Tola Oguneye