Twitter apologizes for abusive suspension of Geert Wilders


Twitter on Tuesday reversed the suspension of Geert Wilders’ account. The platform informed the PVV leader that he did not cross any borders and that he made a mistake. The company also apologizes, according to a screenshot that Wilders himself shared on the social network.

“I’m back!” Wilders tweeted Tuesday afternoon. Shortly before, he announced that he had appealed his suspension and had heard nothing. He felt that the evaluation process had taken an unnecessarily long time. In the end, he was right.

Wilders was temporarily unable to access his account due to a tweet about Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. In it, the leader of the PVV spoke about the numerous death threats he receives from Muslims in Pakistan.

“Our support team has investigated your account and it appears we’ve made a mistake,” Wilders shared on Twitter. “We have determined that there was no violation and have fully reinstated your account.”

It was announced on Monday that billionaire Elon Musk would take over Twitter. He is committed to more freedom of expression and wants to make adjustments to the network for this purpose. We still don’t know exactly what he wants to change.

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