‘I did it to try help humanity, whom I love’ says Musk
Elon Musk has clarified, somewhat, his reasons for buying Twitter, and it might not be what you think.
Tesla CEO Musk originally agreed to a landmark $44 billion deal back in April, whilst previously backing out of the purchase, only to reinstate his original offer.
The eccentric billionaire, whom some liken to a real-life ‘Tony Stark’, said he bought the platform to ‘help humanity’.
“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,” Elon tweeted on October 27.
“I did it to try to help humanity, whom I love.”
The 51-year-old noted that the platform cannot become a “free-for-all hellscape, where anything can be said without consequences.”
Mr Musk says a political divide may occur, which he believes will impact advertisers.
“In the relentless pursuit of clicks, much of traditional media has fuelled and catered to those polarized extremes as they believe that is what brings in money,” he tweeted. “In doing so, the opportunity for dialogue is lost.”
October 28 is Elon’s deadline to officially close the deal, though he announced his procurement yesterday, whilst making a statement, bringing in a sink to the HQ: ‘let that sink in’.
Elon attempted to commune with advertisers, who are reportedly concerned with his plans to manage content on Twitter.
“There has been much speculation about why I bought Twitter and what I think about advertising. Most of it has been wrong,” Elon wrote. “I also very much believe that advertising, when done right can delight, entertain and inform you.”
He added, “For this to be true, it is essential to show Twitter users advertising that is as relevant as possible to their needs. Low relevancy ads are spam, but highly relevant ads are actually content!”
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