As it’s known, Elon Musk is now the single-largest holder of Twitter shares. And he will join the company’s board which is really interesting. Do you know why? Because it could be an unexpected chance for former President Donald Trump, who has been banned from the platform in the back of the January 6 riot at the US Capitol 2021.
The tech billionaire has always been an advocate of free speech on social media. He also criticized the silencing of some voices by social media sites. So, when some high-profile Republicans heard about being Musk on Twitter’s board they moved quickly to pressure him to reinstate Trump and others.
“Will the new majority shareholder return freedom of speech to Twitter. It will require courage bc the regime is heavily investing in a certain industry and threats will undoubtedly come. Yet the freedom of speech restored will enable us all to defeat them.” asked Marjorie Taylor Greene, Georgia Republican Rep. who had been suspended by Twitter earlier this year.
However, Twitter has said that there are no changes that are going to happen to its ban policy. Emphasizing that Musk’s addition to the board wouldn’t change that by saying, “Our policy decisions are not determined by the board or shareholders, and we have no plans to reverse any policy decisions.”
Mostly, Trump would like to get back on Twitter and regain his 88 million followers. Since he has struggled to replicate the influence he had via Twitter. And of course, he knows how essential this platform has been to building and maintaining his persona.