Twitter will be fairer for everyone under his stewardship.
Moving the HQ to Florida would be icing on the cake.
I really hope that this goes well for everyone. I have the same concerns about Elon that I do have for Jeff Bezos owning the Washington Post. It hasn't been necessarily the best thing for media. But I'm hoping that he is as honest as he appears to be about what he wants to do with Twitter.
As a San Francisco native & a former student at Berkeley, two towns formerly associated with free speech, it's ironic now that Jordan rightfully calls these people "anti-speech San Francisco Social Justice Warriors". Also ironically, we now have to look to billionaires to protect open debate. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Making the algorithm code open source would be a massive reveal. More than anything else, I just want the world to know how devious and toxic the programming is under the surface.
I find it weird that people want to hate on musk, i get it, Jesus didn’t buy the company, but literally anything is better than it’s current management. I say it’s fantastic someone better than terrible now owns the company; heck maybe now I can exit the ghosted wasteland.
Twitter's SJWs certainly were the big problem. But underneath them is the US government using Twitter as a proxy to stop free speech. I don't think enough people understand this and Musk I don't think he understands either. Maybe it's a floating concern in his mind but the issue is really a problem. The government is deeply involved in silicon valley and may have been the original builders of the likes of Google et al. Musk will soon find out how rotten DC is especially that second tier of government commonly called the deep state. That group is not elected nor do they ever leave government, they are hidden in think thanks and consultants to cabinets influencing most if not all policy. We do not have a democracy, Musk mentioned we do but he's wrong, he'll soon find out.
I want the account I deleted on Jan 8 back. From March 2020 to the day I deleted it, my feed featured my April retweet of Musk’s March “The Coronarvirus panic is dumb” tweet. In short, he was on to that scam immediately. Musk does not always get it right, but he is a genius and unique talent. Hopefully he will deliver on this plan. History belongs to those with perspective.
Twitter will never become "free speech".
If Twitter supported "free speech", Google and Apple would ban Twitter.
whoa... ‘authenticating all humans’... how exactly does he intend to achieve this, does he even believe in the concept of privacy... am all for the restoration of free speech but why exactly is it necessary to ‘authenticate’ all humans... is this a control issue so your speech can be monitored in order to condition you to the approved ideas via financial punishment/reward... this sounds like the beginnings of the digital ID/passport/chipping program.
Elon still believes in censorship. But he thinks it's the good kind... Watch this
Meh, I'm pretty sure he's part of the cabal and this is just to string people along. #hollow-victory #cyborg-tweets
Seems like a giant Trojan Horse, to me.
Whether Musk can deliver on his vision for Twitter remains to be seen. To say he is a "mercurial" leader is an understatement.
Still, his vision is a good one, and even a little movement in that direction will be a welcome improvement for Twitter.
God bless and God speed, Mr. Musk. You certainly have your work cut out for you! Particularly when you have a former U.S. President and Secretary of State openly calling for more regulation of platforms currently benefiting from Section 230 protections. Interesting timing, to say the least, and a move that will undoubtedly favor those with economies of scale and, once again, negatively impact emergent competitors.
Thanks as always, Jordan, for your thoughtful perspective on what may be a watershed moment in social media's abbreviated history, and I certainly wish Elon every success in this his latest massive endeavor!
A Momentary Day for Democracy😎👍🎶💕
Maybe. Maybe not.