Elon Musk is no stranger to gaining public attention considering he is the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and many other cutting edge technological companies. However, in recent days, his latest move has put him once again in the forefront of national headlines, but this time it’s for his push to buy Twitter.
Going back for several years now, Elon Musk has often times been compared to former president Donald Trump; this is because, like Donald Trump, Elon Musk tweets what is on his mind without using any filters.
Elon Must has used Twitter as a means to spread awareness to his companies by tweeting updates on his Tesla cars, SpaceX updates like Starship and Starlink, and famously for promoting the cryptocurrency DOGE coin.
Although Elon is renown for using Twitter to spread awareness to his many projects and goofy comments, he has also become a major advocate for free speech. Back in March, Elon Musk tweeted a poll asking his followers if Twitter adhered to free speech by stating “Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy”. This followed a tweet he earlier created stating “free speech is essential to a functioning democracy”.
Fast forward to earlier this week, Elon Musk purchased 73.5 Million shares of Twitter, becoming Twitter’s largest stakeholder. Then as of this morning, Elon made an offer to purchase 100% of Twitter for $43 Billion dollars.
After years of conservative censorship by Big Tech, if Elon were to be successful in his Twitter purchase, the days of Free Speech may return!