It was reported earlier today by ConservativeBrief that Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla, SpaceX and Starlink, may have another business venture in mind that would be music to the ears of many who believe the current social media landscape does not allow for true free speech.
The billionaire made a series of tweets that had some speculating that a social media app could be his next business venture.
“Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy. Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?” he said in one tweet with a poll in which 70 percent of the respondents answered “no.”
“The consequences of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully,” he said.
“Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy. What should be done?” he said in another tweet.
“Is a new platform needed?” he said.
There were a ton of responses.
“Yes.. but if it’s a platform. The existing big three are publishers pretending to be platforms. That’s the problem,” radio host Joe Pagliarulo said.
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“When you buy twitter, after stopping the shadow banning and censorship of health facts, can we get an edit button and go back to 120 characters?” journalist Emily Miller said.
“We need to invent something that fills this space that hasn’t existed…yet. There are, unfortunately, several challenges that have prevented every previous attempt from working. This is very much an analytic problem of a particular kind. It’s not just lack of desire. Good luck,” podcast host Eric Weinstein said.
“Maybe buying Twitter to clean it up makes sense, but maybe letting it die is best. @rumblevideo has the infrastructure and video capacity, @onlocals has the crowd funding and community building. PT is in on Rumble, I think you started something with him way back when!” Dave Rubin said.
Musk has been in the news recently as Aerorozvidka (Aerial Reconnaissance) has been used by Ukraine to attack Russian drones and target the tanks and track down their positions since February 24, The Daily Mail reported.
Drones used in the field are able to use the newly available Starlink to keep connected and provide intelligence as internet and power outages plague Ukraine.
Britain’s Ministry of Defence warned last week that Moscow is ‘probably’ targeting Ukraine’s communications infrastructure.
With the technology, the drones can be directed to drop anti-tank munitions to help ward off the Russian attack.
The Ukrainians are also enlisting the help of PD-1 unmanned aerial vehicles fitted with infrared sensors. With a wingspan of 10ft, the vehicles are being used to collect vital information on the movements of Russian troops.
The Ukrainian drone unit uses a ‘Delta’ system, which has been perfected in recent years with the help of Western advisers.