Elon Musk, the well known Billionaire, buys Twitter?

Daniella Jansen, Writer

As we all know, Elon Musk is an entrepreneur, investor, and business magnate. He has made billions from various business ventures- from founding PayPal and SpaceX to becoming the CEO of Tesla. Elon musk has just recently bought Twitter for $44 billion. Why did Elon Musk bother to buy Twitter? Well, Elon Musk has said that he wants to promote free and open speech on the social media platform. He sees this as an important and necessary thing for the place that provides sharing viewpoints from its users.

“Well, I think it’s very important for there to be an inclusive arena for free speech,” Musk said. “Twitter has become kind of the de facto town square, so it’s just really important that people have both the reality and the perception that they are able to speak freely within the bounds of the law.” Musk said this during a TED interview. No one knows if Elon Musk will remove the permanent ban of Donald Trump from the app, but he did state that Twitter should be “very cautious with permanent bans,” adding that he thought timeouts were better.