Mother earth needed protection and cowboy Elon Musk came to rid her of pollutants – coal fumes, gas, fossil burning, CO2 emissions and everything in between. The biggest question after its acquisition of Twitter is, will it become less polluting now? The image below pushes this line of questioning.
Obviously, the first thought would be to assess — does Twitter pollute? The answer for a large population is YES. Let’s not forget the mass carnage at the Capitol, the march on Red Fort on Republic Day, the lucious and demeaning comments against beauty queens, or even the politically colored rape case.
Numerous outages confirmed this line of thinking and prompted Twitter to reframe and reposition its “editing policy.” While a slew of critics have slammed Twitter for its alleged leftist orientation, the social media platform has reshaped its posts and deleted many posts over time. He even blocked the former President of the United States, Mr. Doland Trump – by the way, he is still blocked on Twitter.
So one of the big questions is: Will Musk unblock Mr. Trump now?
Elon Musk has been very active in recent weeks since becoming the company’s largest shareholder. It has posted several polls on Twitter asking its billions of users around the world about their experience with the social media platform. He pointed to issues such as freedom of speech, asking users if there was a need for an edit button, or pointing out that some of the platform’s top accounts post very little content.
But Musk was very vocal about one thing, namely, did Twitter do the free speech policy justice? In one of his early polls, Musk asked, “Given that Twitter serves as a de facto public square, failure to uphold the principles of free speech fundamentally undermines democracy. What should be done?”
“Freedom of speech is essential to the functioning of a democracy. Do you believe that Twitter strictly adheres to this principle? The consequences of this poll will be significant. Please vote with caution…Is a new platform needed “, he had asked.
So now that Elon Musk has finally achieved his goal of acquiring Twitter, a platform widely used across the globe, endorsed by news outlets, news delivery booster, stage for all virtual discussions covering aspects of life… what can change now?
As Elon Musk puts Twitter on “charge”, what can change?
Freedom of expression vs negativity, how to differentiate
Elon Musk has talked about removing negativity from the platform, but that would be a big challenge for him at the same time as he also advocates the practice of free speech.
For example, any tweet or comment from a user ‘xyz’ could be seen as negative by some but at the same time it should also be looked at through the prism of freedom of expression, so how will the new boss achieve her goals ?
Check what is true or false
Another big challenge for Elon Musk will be to scrutinize which information, photos or videos are authentic or false. Will we see new technologies, tools, options while sharing audiovisual content?
Will Twitter now have an edit button?
It has been an endless debate among Twitter users about the need for an edit button. Some say there is definitely a need, while others are of the opinion that the lack of an edit button is something that is unique to the platform and keeps users on their toes while tweeting information because you can’t edit it. So it keeps the responsibility somewhere on the user’s side.
Will Elon Musk make Twitter less polluted just like his Tesla?
Twitter is for everyone. With people of all religions, castes, genders, colors, organizations and aspects of life having their presence on the platform leading the way for the endless flow of information, thoughts and comments, over time many have the feeling that it has become polluted.
Because with such a load of information, it becomes really difficult to check every contest shared on the platform…so are we going to see a total transformation of the microblogging platform…will it reach new heights.
Elon Musk is simply not like any ordinary businessman, he has proven his abilities in any field he has set foot in, whether it is the most popular electric car manufacturer or the advancement in space technology.
So, is Twitter ready for Elon Musk to perform?
A deal between billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk and Twitter Inc has finally been confirmed, making Tesla CEO the new boss of the microblogging site that is buying the company for a whopping $44 billion.
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