The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, has announced a proposed deal to buy Twitter. Musk is keen to support the freedom of speech on the social media network, however polarising and potentially harmful an individual's views may be, it seems.
Elon Musk is set to spend an astounding amount of $44 billion to buy Twitter.
With this in mind, it has people wondering whether figures who were suspended from Twitter such as the former president of the United States, Donald Trump, would make a return to the platform in a bid to remove censored content, however hateful it may be.
However, Trump recently announced the launch of a new network, in which he is the founder, called Truth Social which he described as “stand[ing] up to the tyranny of Big Tech”, according to the Independent. The launch of this new network is to counter the mainstream platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, which to more conservative users has been deemed ‘woke’ and constrictive.
Will Donald Trump return to Twitter?
To date there has been no official announcement by neither Trump nor Twitter, to suggest that he will make a return to the platform. However unlikely it may be that the 45th president of the United States will make a reapperence to Twitter, if he was to, certain regulations have been put in place by his media team.
It is seemingly obvious that Trump would use his comeback to Twitter to drive traffic to Truth Social, his new network, by posting ‘truths’ (posts) on the platform that cannot be published to any other social network for 6 hours, according to TechCrunch. These restrictions are likely to drive users to Truth Social, in order to gain first insight into what is on the polarising and outrageous mind of the former president.
Elon Musk has stated that if he does end up owning Twitter, that he would like to remove the ban given to Trump in 2021, the question is whether Mr Trump would accept this welcome-back with open arms.
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Topics: Donald Trump, Twitter, Social Media, Elon Musk