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Elon Musk Makes Pledge To Users After Buying Twitter For $44 Billion

Elon Musk Makes Pledge To Users After Buying Twitter For $44 Billion

From Musk till dawn

As I'm sure you've heard, Twitter has officially accepted Elon Musk's offer of $44 billion to buy the social media platform, in a move that has split the internet firmly down the middle.

On the one hand you have the same people who passionately believe Elon Musk is the greatest living genius and a passionate defender of free speech. And if you wait a month or two, I guarantee some of them will attempt to argue he invented Twitter.

On the other hand, there are Musk's critics. The ones who regard the billionaire as a supervillain waiting to happen, and who believe him being having sole control of one of the biggest social media platforms on the planet will not lead to anything remotely good.

Whatever your stance, it's worth noting that we don't yet know for sure what changes Musk will bring to Twitter over the next few years. We do have some idea, though.

Musk has made it abundantly clear in the past that he doesn't agree with Twitter's guidelines on free speech, joining the millions of people around the world who seem to have confused freedom of speech with freedom from consequence. Exactly how Musk intends to reshape the platforms terms of service remains to be seen, but in his first statement since buying Twitter, it looks pretty clear which direction he's going.

"I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means," the Tesla CEO wrote hours after the news of his latest purchase broke.

Given that Twitter is currently home to plenty of Musk's worst critics, it'll be interesting to see just how much the platform changes under his leadership.

One way or another, it's going to be an interesting few years for Twitter, that's for sure.

Featured Image Credit: Elon Musk / Twitter

Topics: World News