Monday, April 25, 2022

Musk will again attempt free speech as promoted by our Constitution

 "SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — The Twitter board Monday voted to accept a takeover offer from Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a deal at $44 billion.

Musk took to the social media platform, tweeting out “I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means.”

“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. “I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it. ”The deal took the San Francisco-based company private, purchasing shares at about $54.20 a share.

In a news release, Musk said his goal in acquiring Twitter was to make it better.

Before the opening bell Monday, shares of Twitter Inc. rose 5% with trading halted at the time of the announcement."

Until social media like Google, YouTube, Twitter and others began to control politicians and the news media, I considered it a private matter for a private company to set its own standards.  Now, however, Big Tech is controlling the public square where freedom of speech and assembly is to take place.  It will still be private and non-government, however from the screams from the Leftist amongst us many are not happy to have unapproved opinions out there where others could be influenced.  Journalists, who should be the ones most concerned about cancelling and stifling, have been the most obnoxious.  

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