After publicly pondering Twitter’s stifling of free speech and publicly musing about creating a rival platform he is all-in on the platform.
Musk even “poll tested” whether Twitter was a “free speech platform. And 70% answered No.
“Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy. Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?” he tweeted.
“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?”
Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy.
Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 25, 2022
In a separate tweet, Musk said that he was “giving serious thought” to creating a new social media platform.
Musk’s Twitter acquisition comes just a week after his publicly musing about creating a platform to rival Twitter. The Twitterking may have decided that if you can’t beat them, join them.