Elon Musk is fed up with Twitter and so are 70% of respondents to a Twitter poll he put out, asking if people believe Twitter adheres to the principle of free speech:
Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy.
Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 25, 2022
Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy.
What should be done? https://t.co/aPS9ycji37
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 26, 2022
Musk was then asked by a follower if he wold considering building a new social media platform and he said that he is in fact considering it, and seriously:
Am giving serious thought to this
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 27, 2022
Netscape used to be the browser dujour until Microsoft entered the fray and eclipsed them. I would love for that to happen to Twitter by someone like Elon Musk, who can make it happen.
I had high hopes for Trump’s social media platform but so far it hasn’t even rolled out a web platform, which means we can’t use it here at TRS. (Yes I know it’s early still and I do hope it improves quickly.) I do use both Parler and Gettr, but I wouldn’t mind seeing a new one that had the same features as Twitter but without all the leftism, one that could take Twitter’s place.