Donald Trump, billionaire and former president of the United States, commented on Elon Musk’s successful takeover of Twitter on Friday, noting he is “very happy” that the social media site is finally in “sane hands,” FOX Business reported.
Trump, who is still barred from Twitter, for the time being, criticized the company’s previous management after Musk sacked many key Twitter employees on Thursday, including the CEO Parag Agrawal and the chief of legal policy, trust, and safety Vijaya Gadde.
According to The Washington Post, Gadde was the official in charge of the group that decided to block Trump from Twitter following the violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
On Thursday evening, Tesla CEO Elon Musk completed the $44 billion takeover of Twitter and made the firm private. The self-described “Chief Twit” announced in a tweet that he will be “digging in” to claims that Twitter has been shadow-banning accounts, which is a word for purposefully and covertly obscuring a user’s material from the public.
Twitter has refuted claims that it shadow-bans users or otherwise restricts accounts with conservative viewpoints.
In April, Musk declared that he thought that a democracy’s ability to function depended on the right to free expression and that Twitter served as the platform for debating crucial issues.
Musk has stated that he thinks permanent bans on Twitter ought to be “very rare” and mostly used for spam or bogus accounts.
The businessman has already stated his intention to lift the lifetime ban imposed on former president Donald Trump. But Trump said earlier this year that he had no intentions to return to Twitter in an interview with Stuart Varney of FOX Business.
As opposed to that, he declared that he will continue to concentrate on his own social media website, Truth Social.