Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla, has indicated that Twitter must remain politically unbiased to earn the public’s trust following his $44 billion purchase of the microblogging service.
Musk tweeted: “Twitter must maintain its political neutrality to earn the public’s trust, which essentially means insulting both the far right and the far left…
Musk, the CEO of Tesla, hinted at his ambitions for Twitter in a blog post that stated: “Twitter DMs should feature end to end encryption, similar to Signal so that no one can eavesdrop on or steal your communications.” Between now and then, Musk has received some encouragement from Jack Dorsey, the former CEO of Twitter.
“On a fundamental level, I don’t think anyone should own or run Twitter.” It wants to be a protocol rather than a corporation that serves the broader public’s interests. However, Elon Musk is the only person in whom I have the confidence to find a solution to the problem of it being a company. Dorsey expressed confidence in his ability to achieve his mission of spreading the light of consciousness.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stepped down in November 2021 and IIT alumnus Parag Agarwal took over as the microblogging platform’s chief technology officer in his place.
Dorsey’s new appearance was interpreted as a response to authorities increasing their pressure on social media corporations because of their inability to police hate speech and sex abuse on their platforms. In truth, Dorsey was still widely recognized as the main boss of the corporation.
Musk, a staunch supporter of free expression, has questioned Twitter’s moderation, stating that the mechanism for picking tweets should be made public. He has criticized the company for delegating too much power to firms that advertise on the platform. Musk stated that free speech is the core of democracy and that Twitter serves as a digital town square where fundamental problems are discussed.
Some of these modifications, such as adding an edit button and the ability to counteract “spambots,” which send an excessive number of spam tweets, have been welcomed as “user-friendly” by Musk.
According to a statement released by the White House, President Joe Biden has long expressed concern about spreading misleading information on social media platforms such as Twitter and others.
Stronger anti-trust and transparency regulations should be put on internet firms to shield them from being held accountable for user-generated content, according to Jen Psaki, a White House spokeswoman, who stated that
Officials in the administration believe that heightened vigilance will help avoid spreading false information concerning politics and the COVID-19 outbreak.”