“Twitter Is Better Off…”-Five-Time MMA World Champion Gives His Verdict on Elon Musk Reinstating Donald Trump on Twitter

Published 11/20/2022, 11:10 AM EST

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Former UFC fighter Jake Shields regularly gives his update on contemporary events. Shields, a formal title holder in several MMA promotions, has been giving his take on Elon Musk’s activities on Twitter. The 43-year-old veteran recently gave his take on the subject of free speech on Twitter.

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Musk’s $44 billion dollar takeover of Twitter created ripples across the world. As Musk continues his restructuring of the company, several public figures left the platform while others returned to it. After a recent development involving the former POTUS, Donald Trump, Shields tweeted his thoughts.

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Jake Shields gives his take on free speech on Twitter

Elon Musk recently posted a poll on Twitter. The subject of the poll was the reinstatement of Donald Trump on Twitter. After the majority voted ‘Yes’, Musk announced that Twitter would reinstate the former president.

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In the aftermath of this seemingly democratic move, Shields took to Twitter to share his thoughts. Shields agreed Twitter is better off with Musk around. However, he had a different view on free speech on Twitter.

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The 5 time MMA world champion wrote, “Twitter is better off with Elon than without him but free speech should not rely on a Twitter poll.”

Prior to giving his verdict on the whole Twitter-Trump fiasco, Shields gave some updates on the situation as it unfolded.

Shields mentioned a Twitter glitch following Trump’s reinstatement

After Twitter allowed the former POTUS, Donald Trump, back on Twitter, Shields followed him. However, he faced some frustrating technical difficulties. He pointed out a glitch saying Twitter kept unfollowing him from Donald Trump’s account.

Shields also gave an update about how quickly Trump was gaining followers on Twitter following his reinstatement. According to Shields, the number of followers crossed a million in the very first hour.

Shields also had a cheeky comment for when Trump finally made his way back to Twitter. Shields wrote he was not a Trump supporter, but mentioned what he was looking forward to in case Trump got reinstated.

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Twitter banned Trump in January 2021 following his comments after the Capitol riots. Considering the volatile nature of Musk’s decision to reinstate Trump, Shields is right to expect more “meltdowns when he starts tweeting again.”

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What are your thoughts on Jake Shields’ comments on the poll? How do you view Twitter reinstating Trump? Give us your thoughts in the comments below.

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Yeswanth Praveen

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Yeswanth Praveen is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His interests mainly lie in the realm of MMA, bodybuilding, and the fitness industry. He finished his Master's in English literature from EFLU, Hyderabad.
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