The Americans are furious about Big Tech censoring for two years since the pandemic of the outbreak, the 2020 election, and now the Russia-Ukraine war, tech giants have acted as personal editors.
Elon Musk may help to come to an end. Tesla’s founder and CEO will be joining Twitter’s board of governments after becoming the company’s largest shareholder on early Monday.
“JUST IN – Elon Musk to join # Twitter’s board of directors,” Disclose reported.
“Looking forward to working with Parag & Twitter board to make significant improvements to Twitter in coming months!” Musk replied.
Musk suggested Twitter add an edit button, which for some reason, concerned people he might not necessarily be a warrior for free speech.
“We don’t need superficial improvements like an edit button – we need Twitter to stop targeting conservative free speech and interfering in our elections,” popular anonymous user Catturd replied.
“Parag is the first one who’s gotta go if this is to be a truly free platform,” David Reaboi argued.
“The only improvement we need is our FREE SPEECH BACK!” Lavern Spicer said.
“Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy,” Musk tweeted. “What should be done?”
“The consequences of this poll will be important,” he added. “Please vote carefully.”
This Monday, Elon Musk bought a 9.2% stake in Twitter worth nearly $3 billion.
Musk owns 73,486,938 shares of Twitter, which represents a 9.2% passive stake in the company, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission 13G filing released Monday.
The stake is worth $2.89 billion, based Twitter’s closing price on Friday.
The Musk buy comes less than two weeks after Musk criticized the company, polling people on Twitter about whether Twitter adheres to free speech principles.
“Musk could try to take a more aggressive stance here on Twitter,” Wedbush analyst Dan Ives said Monday told CNBC. “This eventually could lead to some sort of buyout.”
“This makes sense given what Musk has at least been talking about, at least from a social media perspective,” Ives said.