Elon Musk seems to be following in Donald Trump‘s footsteps — at least when it comes to social media … because the tech wiz might just be mulling the launch of a new platform.
The Tesla chief just tweeted out some interesting thoughts on what he thinks needs to happen with Twitter itself, writing … “Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy. Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?”
Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy.
Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?
Finally, Elon showed us his cards (ish) by writing that Twitter has, by and large, become the de facto public town square of modern society … and that if they aren’t living up free speech principles, that’s seriously hurting democracy as a whole.
Then, he poses yet another interesting query … “Is a new platform needed?”
Of course, this might remind folks of Donald Trump’s recent attempt to start his own social media space, which he’s called Truth Social — and which went live recently. While many right-wing Twitter users were happy to announce its launch, as well as their own new pages, the buzz is … Truth Social hasn’t taken off yet quite like some may have hoped.
Trump himself is said to have barely posted on there … and some who’ve hopped on say it’s a bit of a digital ghost town, even among some of its most ardent supporters initially. AKA, no one’s really using it all that much!!!