Musk- New Twitter Owner

Musk- New Twitter Owner

Estephania Anaya-Lopez

Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, has purchased Twitter for an astounding $44 billion.

The deal follows a series of interactions between Musk and Twitter, starting with Musk becoming one of Twitter’s largest shareholders and ending with a deal between the two.

Musk started his purchasing endeavors as a way to make Twitter a “digital town square”, in alignment with his self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist” advocacies. After his deal was announced, he tweeted, “I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means.”

However, some news sources have observed that Musk’s desire for free speech seems to only apply to himself and his followers. Tesla, Musk’s company, has faced a number of allegations, generally dealing with discrimination, as well as allegations of employees facing punishment for speaking out.

Elon Musk’s intentions with Twitter are unclear for the time being, other than that he “[looks] forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock [tremendous potential].”