‘The chook is freed’: What does Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover actually imply?


Maybe tellingly, the Area X CEO has already fired Twitter’s chief government, heads of finance and head of authorized affairs and coverage, accusing them of deceptive him and Twitter traders over the variety of pretend accounts on the platform. A type of let go, Vijaya Gadde, is related to the platform’s moderation, and the particular person most recognized with Trump’s Twitter ban. Eradicating her provides extra gas to the hearth of rumours we might see a Trump return.

Nonetheless, Musk has additionally tried to reassure advert consumers that he is not hellbent on turning the platform the other way up, and tweeted an announcement together with “pricey Twitter Advertisers” on Thursday. He wrote: “Twitter clearly can not turn out to be a free-for-all hell-scape, the place something might be stated with no penalties!” Including, “Essentially, Twitter aspires to be probably the most revered promoting platform on this planet that strengthens your model grows your enterprise.”

Amongst the worry there may be some potential for attention-grabbing change. Musk responded with “completely” when somebody tweeted calling for high content material creators on Twitter to be compensated equally to different social media platforms, and, frankly, think about getting paid to tweet. Extra importantly, if Musk might help clear up the scourge of bots and pretend accounts on the platform, it is lengthy overdue. However for now all we’ve are rumours and hypothesis. Whereas Twitter is formally coming into its Musk period, all we will do is tweet via the confusion.

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