Elon Musk will reverse Trump's veto because it was 'extremely foolish'

London.- Elon Musk said on Tuesday that he would reverse the Twitter ban on the former US president donald trump if the CEO of Tesla goes ahead with his plan to buy the social network.

Speaking virtually at a summit on the future of the car hosted by the Financial Times, Musk said Twitter’s decision to censor Trump was a “morally bad decision” and “foolish in the extreme.”

He added that permanent account bans on Twitter should be rare and reserved for accounts that are scams or automated bots.

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Separately, Musk, who is in the process of buying Twitter, voiced his support for a new European Union law that seeks to protect social media users from harmful content, after a meeting with the head of the European Union’s single market. block.

EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton told The Associated Press that he explained to Musk how the bloc’s online regulations seek to promote freedom of expression while ensuring that anything that is illegal “will be banned in the digital space.” “, to which Musk replied that “I totally agree.”

Trump was banned from Twitter after the calls on social networks to his followers after losing the presidency and that sparked unrest on Capitol Hill.

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Musk says he will respect the Digital Services Law

In a video on Twitter late Monday, Musk said they had a “great discussion” and that he agrees with the Digital Services Act, which is expected to be finalized in the coming months. It will force big tech companies like Twitter Google and Meta, Facebook’s parent company, to strictly monitor their platforms for illegal or harmful content like hate speech and disinformation, on pain of multimillion-dollar fines.

Musk’s plan to buy Twitter for $44 billion has sparked fears he will make changes to the platform to prioritize free speech over internet security, putting him in opposition to looming rules in Europe. , which is leading a global movement to reduce the power of the giants.

The 65-second clip indicates that the positions of Musk and the EU are more in line than it seems. Breton says in the video that he explained the Digital Services Act to Musk at a meeting at Tesla’s headquarters in Texas. Musk replies that he is “exactly aligned with what I think.”

“I really agree with what you’re saying,” Musk said. “I think we are largely of the same mind, and whatever my companies can do that benefits Europe, we want to do.”

Musk’s attempt to acquire Twitter, a billionaire self-described free speech absolutist, raised fears that he would not interfere with content moderation.

Breton told the AP that he explained to Musk the meaning of the new law: “We need more moderators and in the language we operate in. And he understood.”

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