A recent tweet pointed out that Tesla’s second-biggest market in 2021 was China and the Chinese battery makers are major suppliers for Tesla’s EVs. However, Twitter was banned in China in 2009, “the government there had almost no leverage over the platform”. This is something that might change things after the Twitter-Musk Deal. Expressing concern, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos responded to the tweet saying, “Did the Chinese government just gain a bit of leverage over the town square?” In the next tweet, “My own answer to this question is probably not. The more likely outcome in this regard is complexity in China for Tesla, rather than censorship at Twitter.”
Bezos further appreciated Elon Musk for handling such situations saying, “Musk is extremely good at navigating this kind of complexity.”
According to Musk, a social media platform’s policies are good if the most extreme 10 percent on the left and right are equally unhappy. This makes us think that the billionaire is likely to bring back former President Donald Trump to return to Twitter. For the unversed, Trump was banned from Twitter for life, back in January 2021, due to assault on the US Capitol by his supporters. He was banned to avoid “the risk of incitement of violence”.
However, Donald Trump has already announced that he will not leave his own social media platform TRUTH Social. As per his statement to FoxNews.com, “We’re taking in millions of people, and what we’re finding is that the response on TRUTH is much better than being on Twitter. Twitter has bots and fake accounts, and we are doing everything we can.” According to Trump, Elon Musk is a “good man” who can improve the service.
Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey seemed quite delighted after the Elon Musk deal came through. As per his tweet,” I don’t believe anyone should own or run Twitter. It wants to be a public good at a protocol level, not a company. Solving for the problem of it being a company however, Elon is the singular solution I trust. I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness.” In the string of tweets, he further added , “Elon’s goal of creating a platform that is “maximally trusted and broadly inclusive” is the right one. This is also @paraga’s goal, and why I chose him. Thank you both for getting the company out of an impossible situation. This is the right path…I believe it with all my heart.”
Twitter competitor Koo app CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna tweeted regarding the recent buyout. As per his tweet, “So this makes
the only institutionally run micro blog in the world and not run by a ‘single person’. Wow!”
Industrialist Anand Mahindra has put up a poll on Twitter after the Elon Musk deal finalised last night. He tweeted, “Elon Musk has promised less regulation of opinions & speech on Twitter”. To this statement, users can choose react by choosing one of these options, ” You support that” or “You do not support that”.
Tesla’s second-biggest market in 2021 was China and the Chinese battery makers are major suppliers for Tesla’s EVs. However, Twitter was banned in China in 2009, “the government there had almost no leverage over the platform” This is something that might change things after the Twitter-Musk Deal