Billionaire Elon Musk has now purchased 9.2% of the troubled social media company, Twitter, making him the largest shareholder.
Oh hi lol
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 4, 2022
Speculation that Musk would jump into the social media game began after he tweeted in March about how free speech limitations on social media sites were inhibiting Democracy.
“Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy,” Musk tweeted. “What should be done?”
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It seems Musk has found his answer.
Twitter’s stock took off after the news broke. The sale comes after a string of controversial censorships from Twitter, who recently shut down the Babylon Bee’s account for criticizing transgenderism.
How much of a difference Musk can actually make at Twitter remains to be seen.
This news drew considerable response on, of course, Twitter.
Elon Musk after complaining about Twitter policies: pic.twitter.com/ESZ5ejIVaS
— Best Vision TV (@Bestvisiontv) April 4, 2022
Unban Donald Trump.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 4, 2022
Elon at his first Twitter board meeting pic.twitter.com/fFzGc5zgKI
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 4, 2022