Elon Musk swaggered into Twitter HQ on his first day as proprietor carrying a basin. “Let that sink in,” he tweeted. So started the Musk period of the social community. Within the hours that adopted, he sacked senior executives, modified the homepage and commenced tweeting out concepts for the way he might make different modifications to his new acquisition.
Because the Guardian’s UK expertise editor, Alex Hern, tells Michael Safi, the street forward may very well be bumpy – and it’s not but clear that Musk is absolutely conscious of the size of the duty. He takes over a social community that’s going through a difficult regulatory atmosphere in most of the 100-plus nations by which it operates. It faces a crossroads of attitudes in direction of hate speech and moderation. And it has to by some means flip a revenue to be able to justify the massive outlay Musk has made.
However Musk’s detractors should admit not less than one factor: he has been written off up to now and his moonshot concepts scoffed at, but he has made Tesla and SpaceX into international success tales and himself into the world’s richest man. So can Twitter survive and thrive underneath his possession?
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