Former US President Donald Trump on Friday said he was happy Twitter was in “good hands” after Elon Musk officially took over, but did not say whether he would return to his account on the platform that banned him.

Trump said he thinks his own media platform, Truth Social, “looks and works better.” “I LOVE THE TRUTH,” Trump wrote in a post on his platform. Trump was banned from Twitter after the deadly attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Musk said he would reinstate Trump’s account, but Trump previously said it would not return.

Donald Trump said on Friday that he plans to use his own media platform, Truth Social, despite the takeover of Twitter by billionaire Elon Musk, who has promised to restore the former US president’s Twitter account.

“I like Elon, but I stand by Truth,” Trump told Fox News in an interview, without specifically saying he would not post on Twitter if his account was reinstated.

When he posts on his own platform, “it goes everywhere anyway,” Trump told Fox. “Everyone who’s on Twitter and everywhere else, they released it anyway.”

Musk, a self-described free-speech absolutist, took over Twitter with brutal efficiency on Thursday, firing top executives but offering little clarity on how he will achieve his ambitions for the influential social media platform.

Just hours after Musk ushered in a new era on Twitter, he was inundated with requests and requests from banned account holders and world leaders.

Others whose Twitter accounts have been suspended have had or may soon have their accounts reinstated.

However, Musk confirmed in his latest tweet that he will form a board to moderate content on Twitter with many different points of view.

Before the council convenes, the social media platform won’t see any major decisions about content or account recovery.

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