Trump’s return to Twitter solidifies a sharp right turn for Musk’s platform

  • August 26, 2023
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By posting his mugshot, Trump joins Ron DeSantis and Marjorie Taylor Greene in transforming site now known as X

More than two years after Donald Trump was banned from Twitter over concerns that his words would incite violence, Elon Musk welcomed the former president’s return in a move that showed how rapidly the site has transformed under his ownership.

Musk purchased the platform, now known as X, last year with the intention of restoring “free speech”. He had described Twitter’s decision to bar Trump in the aftermath of the January 6 attack on the Capitol a “mistake”, and within weeks of his takeover promptly ended the ban.

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