Finally, the 16-year-old company Twitter agreed to sell itself to Elon Musk, who is worth $268 billion, for $44 billion cash. Musk calls himself a free speech absolutist. Discussions over the deal accelerated over the weekend. “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk said in a statement. Musk’s move continued a tradition of billionaires’ buying control of media platforms.Many things could happen now or nothing of the expected will happen. Only Elon Musk can know his intentions. Ir’s not een a general happy day but without doubts rge former President Donald Trump is happy, because he was previously banned at Twitter and had his own battle in the matter. (He even vuilt Truth Socia, another social media platform).
Elon Musk is presenting himself as a liberator for the future. “Having a public platform that is maximally trusted and broadly inclusive is extremely important to the future of civilization. I don’t care about the economics at all,” he declared. Musk has a 84 million-strong Twitter account. „”The president has long talked about his concerns about the power of social media platforms, including Twitter and others, to spread misinformation,” was the comment of Jen Psaki, White House spokesperson, but declined to refer to the Twitter deal with Elon Musk.