And no ads. The power of corporations to dictate policy is greatly enhanced if Twitter depends on advertising money to survive.
— Elon Musk
The Epoch Times is reporting that Twitter has accepted Elon Musk’s offer. This is going to be very interesting.
“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,” said Musk in a statement. “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.”
“I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy,” Musk stated in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing.
“However, since making my investment I now realize the company will neither thrive nor serve this societal imperative in its current form. Twitter needs to be transformed as a private company.”
This is big news and exciting news.