Tesla CEO Elon Musk is considering big changes for Twitter after reaching an agreement to buy the social platform for $ 61.4 billion.
Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter means that big changes could be in store for the social media site, including the potential return of Donald Trump, verification of every human user of the site, and the conversion of the headquarters. company in a homeless shelter.
Although the SpaceX chief did not explicitly promise to allow the former US president to return to Twitter after he was previously banned from the site, he said that Twitter’s current moderation policies are too restrictive, the New York post relationships.
But Trump, who was banned last year for his role in the Jan.6 Capitol riots, said in a Fox News interview that doesn’t want to return to Twitter despite its new owner, and instead plans to use its ailing Twitter alternative TRUTH Social, even though it hasn’t posted on the site since February.
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In another indication of how Moss could hold up Content moderation issues on Twitter, wrote last week: “The policies of a social media platform are good if the most extreme 10 percent left and right are equally unhappy.”
The billionaire also said he wants to verify “all real humans” who use the site in an attempt to crack down on spam.
“If our Twitter offer is successful, we will either defeat the spam bots or die trying!” she tweeted in early April.
Additionally, Musk said he is considering adding an “edit button” to Twitter, stating in an interview last week that one way to reduce abuse of the feature could be to “reset” retweets and favorites when a tweet is edited.
Musk said he is trying to make Twitter’s algorithm publicly available online to address concerns from some users who claim that some tweets are unfairly promoted or demoted.
“I also want to make Twitter better than ever by improving the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating spam bots and authenticating all humans,” Musk said in a statement.
Musk also pondered more outlandish changes, including converting the San Francisco Twitter headquarters into a homeless shelter – an idea endorsed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – and removing the letter “w” from Twitter’s name. .
“I’m serious about that,” the billionaire said in early April of changing Twitter’s name to an apparent breast reference.
Prior to the announcement that Twitter’s board of directors had accepted Musk’s proposal to buy the platform, employees were divided over the potential acquisition.
One Twitter employee called Musk “a racist demagogue with a god complex”, while another said, “Come on Daddy Elon!”
One Twitter employee likely unhappy with the Musk acquisition is CEO Parag Agrawal, who critics say has imposed unfair bans on users.
Before the takeover bid by Musk, the billionaire posted a meme comparing Mr. Agrawal to Joseph Stalin.
The Twitter press release announcing the acquisition of Musk cited Agrawal but did not mention his future.
This article originally appeared in New York post and has been reproduced with permission
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