Elon Musk buys Twitter “to empower citizen journalism”. No wonder the left are scared.

The deal has officially gone through in the last hours. Twitter belongs to Elon.

He’s calling himself the Chief Twit. He has 110 million followers, and he is enjoying himself.

Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in! pic.twitter.com/D68z4K2wq7

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 26, 2022

Meanwhile there is apoplexy in some corners of Twitter with warnings that the Nazi dogs of the Right are about to return.

But Elon says:

““A beautiful thing about Twitter is how it empowers citizen journalism – people are able to disseminate news without an establishment bias.”“

Restoring free speech on Twitter is not necessarily a given. There are plenty of political players that are afraid of uncontrollable citizen journalists and they will fight back.

But Musk at least, is clear on what he hopes to achieve:

The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence. There is currently great danger that social media will splinter into far right wing and far left wing echo chambers that […]

via JoNova


October 27, 2022 at 03:47PM

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