Elon Musk’s Twitter fiasco finally (and thankfully) seems to have come to an end. Yesterday, it was reported that board has agreed to accept the billionaire’s $44 billion offer to buy the micro-blogging site. In what seems like ,prediction of the future, a tweet from 2017 has now resurfaced.
Five years ago, Musk sent out a tweet saying “I love Twitter,” to which Dave Smith, the editor of Business Insider replied suggesting that the billionaire should buy the platform. In response, Musk said:
Musk’s takeover, while making the headlines, hasn’t gone down too well with sections of the internet. Many claims that he might make some drastic changes to the social media site. The 50-year-old has often suggested making it a censorship-free space, with his latest statement reading, “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy.”
Further adding, “Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated, I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spambots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential; I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”
As we mentioned earlier, many experts and politicians have sounded warnings about this takeover. Some suspect that the billionaire may revoke the ban issued on Donal Trump’s account. Here are some of the reactions we found.
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