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The former United States President, Donald Trump, has finally congratulated Elon Musk on his recent acquisition of Twitter but he remained adamant to joining the social platform again.
Trump, had however, stressed that he will be remaining on his own social media, Truth Social.
It can also be recalled that Donald Trump had been placed on lifetime ban on Twitter.
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He said: “I like Elon and I wish him a lot of luck. I hope he does well with it.”
The former president added that he does not think Twitter can be successful without him.
Musk, following his acquisition of Twitter, suggested that he would loosen content moderation.
In another report, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk on Thursday officially took over control of Twitter after finalising a $44bn deal to acquire the social media network.
The world’s richest man, in one of his first decisions at the helm of the social media giant, Musk, fired about three top executives including CEO Parag Agrawal, multiple United States-based media outlets reported yesterday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal and Vijaya Gadde, head of legal, policy, and trust, were also let go, according to the reports.
Twitter’s general counsel Sean Edgett was also fired, the Washington Post reported, citing an unnamed source.
Meanwhile, Musk and Twitter have yet to confirm the firings.
The Tesla CEO’s purchase caps a six-month saga that saw Twitter initially resist Musk’s purchase offer and then sue the billionaire after he signalled he would nix the deal over concerns about spam accounts and whistleblower claims about lax cybersecurity practices.
Musk’s interest in the platform has become a lightning rod for the debate around free speech in the digital age. Critics have expressed concerns that Musk’s reign could mean open slather for hate speech and misinformation, while many conservatives have heralded the takeover as a corrective to Big Tech censorship of politically incorrect views.
Musk, who describes himself as a ‘free speech absolutist’, has criticised Twitter’s moderation policies and objected to censorship that goes beyond the requirements of the law. In May, Musk said he would reinstate former US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account, which was removed for allegedly inciting violence in the wake of the January 6 riots at the US Capitol.