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Good news, we don’t get that often. It’s April 25 2022. Elon Musk bought Twitter today. That means that Twitter henceforth will be privately held. Elon Musk will determine what is allowed on the platform.
Now, why is this significant? Not because it singles the sudden arrival of oligarchy as you’re hearing now. It’s too late for that; oligarchy is already here. Every major tech company is already controlled by billionaires. That’s been the case for a long time, so this is nothing new. The reason today’s sale of Twitter is big news, the reason it could turn out to be a pivot point in our history, is that Elon Musk does not agree with the rest of the billionaires in the tech business. Unlike the leaders of Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, Elon Musk believes in free speech. He thinks everyone should be allowed to talk, including people who disagree with him.
“I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter,” Musk wrote today on his new platform.” because that is what free speech means.” Now, that sounds like an entirely American sentiment, but in this atmosphere, that is a revolutionary