(FiveNation.com)- After Twitter announced that they had sold the platform for around $44 billion, not much was said by the world-famous purchaser.
Elon Musk has finally spoken out in his first tweet since the deal was inked.
Musk tweeted a screenshot of his comments from a news release announcing the Twitter takeover. In a subsequent post, he added the word “Yesss!!!”
The statement from Musk said that free expression is the foundation of a functional democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where issues critical to the future of humanity are debated.
Musk said he also wants to make Twitter better than it has ever been before by adding new features, making the algorithms open source to improve trust, beating spam bots, and authenticating all people.
Twitter has immense potential, and he looks forward to working with the company and the Twitter community to help it realize that promise.
But the mood after this initial tweet changed considerably.
Elon Musk has reacted angrily to left-wing Twitter employees, warning that they will damage the social network following his company acquisition.
During his first public outburst against the “woke” workers, the billionaire slammed the extreme reaction from those who fear free speech and said that it “says it all.”
Many staff members expressed their displeasure with the prospect of working for him, arguing that the acquisition was ‘destructive to democracy.’
Twitter’s engineers were barred from making improvements to the app last night to prevent it from being sabotaged by left-wing employees.
Meanwhile, critics from certain media sources have continued to raise concerns about the alleged problems that may arise due to Musk taking power, with The View hosts among the most recent to criticize the entrepreneur.
During the show, Sunny Hostin made the weird argument that his ideas were about ‘free speech of “straight white guys.”
Musk clarified, saying what he means by “free speech” is what is permissible under the law. Censorship that goes above and beyond the law is unacceptable to Musk.
Musk said If people desire less freedom of expression, they will petition the government to pass legislation. Until then, going beyond the law is considered going against the will of the people.