Also, the U.S. authorities do not rule out that the acquisition of the company by entrepreneur Elon Musk will lead to a surge of misinformation in the social network.
Employees of the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden fear that entrepreneur Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter threatens the return of the former American leader, Republican Donald Trump, to the social network of the same name. This was reported by CNBC, citing several sources in the administration.
According to them, the White House does not rule out that the acquisition of the company by Musk will lead to a surge of misinformation on the social network. This may negatively affect the positions of the Democratic Party and the current head of the administration on the eve of the midterm elections to the U.S. Congress in the fall and the presidential elections of 2024.
In particular, the concerns of administration officials “close to Biden” and high-ranking representatives of the Democratic Party boil down to the fact that Musk will allow the former U.S. president and a number of representatives of the Republican Party to restore access to the social network, which Trump actively used during his presidential term. According to CNBC sources, the concerns of White House staff and political advisers from among the Democrats are also shared by Trump’s predecessor as U.S. President Barack Obama.
On Monday, Trump said he had no plans to return to Twitter and would remain on the TRUTH Social network he founded. Shortly after on January 6, 2021, supporters of Trump, who was then president, tried to prevent the approval in the U.S. Congress of the results of the presidential elections held on November 3, 2020, the politician’s Twitter account was blocked. After that, Trump announced the creation of his own social network, which, according to FOX News, started working in March.