Elon Musk is under fire for lifting the ban on US President Donald Trump's Twitter account. He responded to one of the users who criticized him by saying that they should stop defaming him.
Jonathan Greenblatt, the chief executive officer of the ADL, criticized Musk's decision to reinstate Trump's Twitter account. He said that it showed that the tech entrepreneur was not serious about preventing the spread of hate and misinformation on the platform.
In a statement, Jonathan Greenblatt, the chief executive officer of the ADL, said that Musk agreed to not re-platform people until he had a transparent process in place.
Hey stop defaming me!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2022
He also stated that the decision to reinstate Trump's Twitter account was dangerous and a threat to the democracy of the US. He also asked if it is time for Twitter to go?
On October 28, Musk posted a statement where he said that he would be forming a content moderation council before making any decisions regarding the reinstatement of accounts or the content moderation of the platform. A Twitter user questioned how Musk could reinstate Trump if the council had not yet reviewed it.
On Friday, Musk announced that some of the accounts that were suspended by him would be reinstated. He also said that a decision regarding the account of Trump had not yet been made.
Some users criticized Trump's reinstatement on Twitter, but one individual said that the 45th president should have all of his followers intact. Musk responded by saying that engineers were working on it.
Despite maintaining that he wouldn't be leaving his Truth Social platform, Trump was still not ready to make a statement regarding his Twitter account's reinstatement.
In May, Musk said that it was not "right" to ban Trump on Twitter. He also stated that it was a mistake and that it had alienated the country.