‘The bird is set free’: Billionaire Elon Musk takes over Twitter and fires several executives

Elon Musk, who presents himself as an ardent defender of freedom of expression, wants to relax content moderation. So, on Thursday, he tried to reassure them by saying he wanted to allow all opinions to be expressed on the social network, without making it a platform. “hellish” where everything would be allowed. He is “important for the future of civilization to have an online public square where a wide variety of opinions can debate in a healthy way, without resorting to violence”he wrote in a message specifically addressed to brands, which bring in the bulk of Twitter’s revenue.

The boss of Tesla also wants to strengthen the fight against spam as well as take Twitter out of the stock market. However, at the beginning of the month he declared at a conference that he was “essential” that Tesla is listed on Wall Street, “because if the public doesn’t like what Tesla is doing, the public can buy stock and vote differently”.


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