A financial news Twitter account sent the platform ablaze early Monday morning with a post about how former US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account might be reinstated after being banned for more than a year.
Many other Twitter accounts were quick to pick up and share the news, but First Squawk did not cite a source or post any follow-up information.
Trump’s Twitter account was permanently suspended in January 2021 following the January 6th attack on the Capitol, with the platform saying “we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”
Many reacted negatively to the ban, saying it was a violation of free speech. Earlier this year, “free speech absolutist” Elon Musk, when he was still interested in acquiring the social media platform, said that he would reinstate Trump’s account.
Reports of Meta mulling over letting Trump back on Facebook have also been circulating. Last week, a Medium blog from Semafor quoted Nick Clegg, Meta’s president of global affairs. Clegg said that Trump could be allowed back on Facebook once the suspension of his account expires in 2023.
“When you make a decision that affects the public realm, you need to act with great caution,” Clegg told Semafor. “You shouldn’t throw your weight about.”
As of this writing, Trump’s Twitter account remains suspended and Twitter has yet to release a statement on whether it would lift the permanent ban.
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