In a tweet posted Thursday morning, Elon Musk dismissed hypothesis about why he’d purchase Twitter and his ideas on promoting, writing, “The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence.”
In June comments to Twitter employees, Musk described his views as believing individuals ought to have the ability to “say pretty outrageous things within the law” however that they shouldn’t essentially be amplified. Now, his message to advertisers is that “Twitter obviously cannot become a free-for-all hellscape where anything is allowed.”
He additionally positioned the blame for hate and division in society on “far right wing and far left wing echo chambers” in addition to media he says caters to them.
Without reiterating final week’s Tesla earnings call quip about overpaying, Musk now claims about his pending buy, “I didn’t do it because it would be easy. I didn’t do it to make more money. I did it to try to help humanity, whom I love.” That message of affection was apparently additionally unfold during Musk’s go to to Twitter HQ yesterday, as Bloomberg reports he informed employees he truly doesn’t plan to put off 75 % of the individuals who work there.
The WSJ article famous promoting offered 89 % of Twitter’s $5 billion in income final 12 months. While Musk has publicly tossed out concepts about reshaping the service to deal with turning into a WeChat-style all the pieces app and reportedly privately mentioned concepts about shifting away from advertisers as a major income supply, any adjustments in that course would take time to implement.