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Bill Gates: Trump should be allowed back on social media

Bill Gates told CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin that social media companies should allow former President Donald Trump to join back, despite his claims of election results.

Transcript: Bill Gates on CNBC:

Welcome back to Squawk Box this morning, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is out with a new book this week. It’s titled How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. Yesterday, I spoke with Gates about the book and we heard some of that sound earlier in the show. But I also asked him about some top tech issues in the news right now. For instance, Facebook social media giant has created a kind of internal Supreme Court to rule on tricky content decisions. And I asked Gates if he was on that board, which he had advised Mark Zuckerberg about starting, whether he would allow the former president, President Donald Trump, back on social media

Well, I think at some point. He probably will be allowed back on and probably should be allowed back on. You know, it’s weird when you’re, you know, saying that the election was stolen without – any facts there and how corrosive that is, but I’ll bet they’ll find a way to let him back on his stuff may be labeled as faults and a lot of cases, you know, in a way, his — people’s interest in what he say says may go down quite a bit.

That’ll be interesting to watch.

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