It’s Confirmed! Elon Musk Just Bought Twitter For $44 Billion & Here’s What It Means For The Rest Of Us



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It’s Confirmed! Elon Musk Just Bought Twitter For $44 Billion & Here’s What It Means For The Rest Of Us

By Ayunie

BREAKING: Elon Musk now reigns the kingdom of Twitter.  

Elon Musk, the self-proclaimed "free speech absolutist" has offered to acquire Twitter for #44 Billion, which Twitter has since accepted. Now, what does this exactly mean for the rest of us?

Let's see, shall we?

1. A much broader practice of free speech

In a statement, Musk said, "Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated... I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spambots, and authenticating all humans. 

Twitter has tremendous potential I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it."

So, less restriction on controversial tweets we're guessing? 

2. The edit button on Twitter might no longer be just a dream for users

For decades, users on Twitter have been dreaming of a world where the edit button existed, so they could freely edit their tweets long after they are posted on the internet. One's opinions tend to change over time, and users would like the freedom to tweak repair old tweets accordingly. 

With Musk owning Twitter, the existence of the edit button might come to fruition soon. 

3. Give the public access to Twitter's algorithm

Musk also proposes that Twitter's algorithm be freely accessed by the public. Specifically, he supports placing Twitter's algorithm on the platform called GitHub, where programmers have the freedom to share computer codes. 

4. Wage wars on spambots

Spambots, who doesn't hate them? 

Emphasizing the authentication of real humans on the app, Elon Musk stated that "If our twitter bid succeeds, we will defeat the spam bots or die trying!", in one of his tweets a month ago. 

5. Subscribe-able Twitter? 

In his attempt to get rid of advertisements on Twitter, Musk has proposed for Twitter to stop relying on advertisement revenues altogether, and to strive to build a subscription model instead. His justification? If people are being made to pay for Twitter subscriptions, they shouldn't be seeing unnecessary advertisements.  

Known for his eccentric and quirky personality, Elon Musk's personal touches on one of the biggest social media platforms to exist in our current time are to be highly anticipated. 

What do you predict will change about Twitter, now Elon Musk is in charge? Discuss with us in the comment section!

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