Tech billionaire Elon Musk is now not only the biggest Twitter shareholder, but he is joining the social media company’s board, a move that set the platform’s users a chirping.
Tesla CEO, Big Tech Censorship Critic Elon Musk reportedly became Twitter’s largest shareholder this week. Shortly after, users found that he will join the platform’s board of directors, gaining power and influence over the company. Ex-CEO of Twitter Jack DorseyMusk deserves to be congratulated newly acquired power, claiming “I’m really happy Elon is joining the Twitter board! He cares deeply about our world and Twitter’s role in it.” Meanwhile, recently appointed liberal Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, who once infamously stated in an interview that “Our role is not to be bound by the First Amendment,” posted a seemingly corporateAnswer some like this commentator Larry Cermak jokedIt was in between my gritted tooth:
“I’m excited to share that we’re appointing @elonmusk to our board! Through conversations with Elon in recent weeks, it became clear to us that he would bring great value to our Board.”
Numerous commentators supporting free speech explained that Musk may have an honest desire to reform Twitter and oppose radical censorship. The Babylon Bee CEO Seth DillonDetailed explanation in a tweet that “Musk reached out to us before he polled his followers about Twitter’s commitment to free speech.” He explained further that Musk “wanted to confirm that we had, in fact, been suspended. On that conversation, he even suggested to us that we might have to buy Twitter. Now he’s the largest shareholder and has a seat on the board.”
Others explained how Musk’s work has only begun, and that he and others like him could use their power to reform Big Tech and world politics as a whole. Scott Adams (commentator and author of Dilbert) observed that Twitter could be made to stop with Musk at its helm. actually be transparent to a non-leftist about the workings of its algorithm: “Wait until @elonmusk starts looking under the hood at Twitter and finds out how the algorithm works.” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called for Musk to usher in a legal day of reckoning for Twitter’s liberal leadership
“.As a board member, @Twitter should investigate @Twitter’s fraudulent and illicit censorship policies. The evidence shows @Twitter has lied to shareholders, Congress, users, and public about its censorship targeting conservatives.”
“Thank you @elonmusk! You can now do Instagram. It is more transparent than Twitter and less aggressive when it comes to shutting down free speech.
“Calling on all other billionaires who want to protect free speech and democracy: let’s open your wallets and follow Elon’s lead.”
Other commentators observed in a more general sense that Musk’s new power over Twitter may be just the perfect game changer the free world needed.
Vivek Rajaswamy (Philanthropy Roundtable Board Member) illustrated the potential benefits of a shakeup in Twitter leadership massive political implicationsAround the globe
“This is why I like what @elonmusk did today.
“We need more actual shareholders to compete at scale with the ESG-linked asset management cartel.
“That is the single greatest lever to drive cultural change.
Kara Frederick, Heritage Foundation’s technology policy researcher, theorized about the positive impactMusk could be on the platform
“Would love to see @elonmusk say NOPE, we’re gonna do things differently around here.”
“Defying @paraga’s instincts and pressing for 1A as Twitter’s new guiding principle would shake up the place in the best of ways.”
Independent journalist Andy Ngô tweeted an article about how Musk’s rise already appeared to trigger Twitter employees:
“Leftist Twitter employees have taken to social media to complain about @elonmusk becoming the company’s largest stakeholder. They are angry about the company’s leftist culture potentially being challenged.”
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