Residents of Washington, D.C., are divided on whether Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter will help or hinder free expression.
The American public has expressed their skepticism over whether Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter will promote or hinder free expression, according to The News God.
“I believe that will curtail some freedom of expression,” a Georgetown, D.C. woman said on News, “I believe that.” In a situation where you have a single person in authority who determines the parameters, I don’t believe that is appropriate.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, said on Monday that the company would acquire Twitter for $44 billion. The founder of Tesla, Elon Musk, has already spoken out against Twitter’s censorship policies.
Musk added in a statement released by Twitter that when it comes to democracy, “free expression is at the heart of a functional democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where topics essential to mankind are argued.” Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, says he hopes to improve the platform by adding “extra features, such as making the algorithms open-source to promote confidence, beating spambots, and authenticating all humans.” Musk also plans to make the algorithms open source to build confidence.