The Elon Musk Twitter deal is sort of at its finish. A Bloomberg report acknowledged that the plan was to finalize the deal by Fri. 28 October, transferring possession to the billionaire. Because the social media platform is about to modify arms, it has raised a number of questions concerning Musk’s plans for it and its impacts. Since Twitter’s affect spans each sphere of on a regular basis life, may Musk’s acquisition affect the following US election?
Twitter’s Affect On US Election
Through the years, there have been a number of bans positioned on political figures by Twitter. One of the vital notable is the ban of former US president Donald Trump – a transfer that noticed requires ‘freedom of free speech’ on the platform, which Elon Musk himself has highlighted.
Musk has beforehand made it recognized that when he took over the social media platform, he plans to ‘clear it up.’ His concept of a ‘clear up’ included making Twitter a platform that helps free speech. So it begs the query of how he intends to go about it.
As soon as Musk takes management of Twitter, he could have the facility to unban essential political figures comparable to Donald Trump and Senator Ron Johnson. If the Tesla CEO does select to do that, it might have a profound affect on the following US elections because it reinstates the entry of those political figures to a large viewers as soon as extra. Nonetheless, there isn’t any telling whether it is potential to additional affect past lifting the bans on political figures in pursuit of free speech.
The subsequent US election will occur in 2024, and by then — assuming the deal goes via as deliberate, Musk could have had management of the social media platform for at the least a yr. That is sufficient time for some important adjustments to the platform.
Musk, Bitcoin, And Social Media
Elon Musk has at all times been one of many largest evangelists of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies typically. Again in 2021, his electrical car firm Tesla had briefly accepted Bitcoin funds earlier than halting it because of environmental issues. Nonetheless, Musk has not stopped displaying assist for Bitcoin. Tesla nonetheless holds about $200 million value of BTC on its stability as of the time of this writing.
It’s subsequently not a protracted shot to count on that the usage of Bitcoin might be promoted on Twitter as soon as Musk takes over. Twitter already has the “Tip Jar” characteristic that permits customers to tip content material creators utilizing Bitcoin and different cryptos. Musk’s earlier concept was to develop this to incorporate Dogecoin. So the billionaire’s takeover of Twitter may result in a fair bigger presence of the crypto neighborhood on the platform. He may use his new place to advertise Bitcoin as he has achieved prior to now.
As for the Twitter deal, Musk doesn’t appear too fazed in regards to the court docket order to finish the deal by Oct. 28. “I feel it’s an asset that has simply form of languished for a very long time however has unbelievable potential,” Musk mentioned throughout a Tesla earnings name. “Though clearly myself and the opposite traders are overpaying for Twitter proper now.”
Elon Musk visited the Twitter headquarters on Wednesday the place he mentioned he met “numerous cool folks.” He’s anticipated to talk to Twitter employees on Friday about the way forward for the platform. Whereas there are not any public particulars on what this is able to entail, there have been reviews that he plans to chop 75% of the 7,500 employees, leaving a skeleton employees of two,000.
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