Elon Musk wants Twitter to be politically neutral


Twitter owner Elon Musk has said that the platform “needs to be politically neutral’ in order to regain ‘public trust’ and effectively this means “upsetting the far right and the far left equally.”

Musk engaged with Twitter users over the idea of political neutrality and said his goal is to “maximise area under the curve of total human happiness, which means the ~80% of people in the middle” and to do so, he has to upset both the right wingers and the Left. “Attacks are coming thick and fast, primarily from the left, which is no surprise, however I should be clear that the right will probably be a little unhappy too,” he wrote.

Twitter has agreed to sell itself to Elon Musk and a $44 billion agreement has been moved. According to teh agreement, Elon Musk is not allowed to disparage Twitter but can post announcements regarding the deal. While Elon Musk can’t stop tweeting, he is now posting mostly about things he would like to see on Twitter and his idea of free speech has already run into troubled waters as many apprehend that hate speech might get encouraged in the garb of free speech.

To this, he has clarified that by free speech, he meant one that matches with the law. “if people want less free speech, they will ask the government to pass laws to that effect,” he said. The Tesla owner has been constantly reiterating that Twitter needs to support free speech and it is something he will focus on, now that he owns the social network. Though he clarified that whenhe says free speech, he means it within the realm of what the law allows. He also tweeted that Truth Social should have been called ‘Trumpet’ instead.


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