Here is what we can anticipate if ELON Musk’s plan to acquire Twitter materializes.
A judge ruled on Thursday that Elon Musk and Twitter have until October 28 to reach an agreement.
And if Elon were to take over Twitter, the social media site would probably undergo some significant changes.
‘Anything goes’ speech policy
Musk has frequently expressed his views on “absolute” free speech.
According to NPR, when he first said he wanted to buy Twitter in April, he promised to “unlock” the company’s potential by promoting free speech.
In his deal announcement, he stated that “free speech is the cornerstone of a healthy democracy” and that “Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.”
Many people expressed outrage over Musk’s remark, including former US lawmaker Robert Reich.
In a statement, Reich claimed that the richest man in the world supports an “uncontrolled” internet.
Reich asserted that “every dictator, strongman, and demagogue” shares this mentality.
The return of blocked public figures
Musk will probably unblock well-known public figures who have been blocked from the platform, echoing his stance on free speech.
Donald Trump, a former president who was barred from Twitter after being accused of inciting violence, is among them.
In the past, Musk has called the ban “an extremely foolish and morally repugnant decision.”
Twitter may become part of a ‘super’ app
Musk stated earlier this week that Twitter Inc. might be incorporated into the upcoming “super” app, code-named “X”.
Musk tweeted on Tuesday night, “Buying Twitter is an accelerant to creating X, the everything app.”
This was Musk’s first mention of developing a brand-new all-encompassing app with Twitter.
WeChat, a well-known Chinese platform, is where the idea of a super app first emerged.
Users of WeChat have access to a wide range of tools, including a translator, SMS text, audio and video chat, and WeChat Pay.
According to Forbes, Musk made a direct reference to WeChat during his first town hall meeting with Twitter employees.
He stated at the meeting that WeChat’s equivalent does not exist outside of China. “There’s a great chance to do that.”
Musk also mentioned that he might be able to reach his objective of tripling Twitter’s user base to one billion by developing a platform similar to WeChat.