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The ban on former President Donald J. Trump’s Twitter account @RealDonaldTrump was a “grave mistake,” and one that has now been corrected according to the social media giant’s CEO Elon Musk on Friday.

Musk added that the incitement to violence, which Democrats and former Twitter leaders accused Trump of following the Capitol riots of Jan. 6th, 2021, would continue to be prohibited on the platform according to Newsmax. The same Twitter leadership permanently suspended Trump due to an alleged risk of further incitement of violence, with the tacit implication that he had already incited violence. Musk, however, laid that accusation to rest Friday.

“I’m fine with Trump not tweeting. The important thing is that Twitter correct a grave mistake in banning his account, despite no violation of the law or terms of service.”

“Deplatforming a sitting president undermined public trust in Twitter for half of America.”

Musk went on to add, “As a reminder, I was a significant supporter of the Obama-Biden presidency and (reluctantly) voted for Biden over Trump,” and replied, “But freedom of speech is the bedrock of a strong democracy and must take precedence. My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist. I had hoped that would the case for the Biden administration, but have been disappointed so far.”

The Twitter CEO stated Thursday that the social media platform would provide “general amnesty” to accounts that were suspended but had neither broken the law nor engaged in spam affirming the next day that calls for violence or incitement to violence would result in suspension.

The move was overwhelmingly favored by a public Twitter poll Musk conducted Wednesday.

Previously, Musk had rejected calls to restore the Twitter account of Alex Jones of Infowars; it remains to be seen if this “amnesty” will apply to Jones also.