In the past few weeks he had asked if a new platform, referring to Twitter, was necessary: it is news a few minutes ago that Elon Muskthe multibillionaire owner of, among others, Tesla Motors, has become a majority shareholder of the social network of Twitter.
In particular, the native of South Africa but naturalized from the United States bought 9.2% of the sharesthus becoming the owner of the largest equity staketo. Musk is one of the most active VIPs on Twitter and often involves his followers in very interesting polls.
As mentioned, a few days ago he asked his followers if the chirp platform guaranteed its users free speech. The result was surprising: as many as 70.4% of the voters said no. And more than two million people took part in the vote.
A widely shared sentiment that Elon Musk, from today, de facto owner of Twitter, will do everything to oppose, trying to guarantee everyone the universal right of free speech. We will see if the intentions are followed by the facts, we can do nothing but wait.
Moreover, the issue of free speech, after a pandemic and a conflict still in progress, is hot and damn topical. We still have in our eyes the thousands of fake news spread in the era of Covid by millions of people around the world: this is also freedom of speech, it remains to be understood to what extent Elon Musk will tolerate it.
He, who has always professed himself a supporter of freedom of speech and thought, is also strongly involved in the scientific field with SpaceX and with the related project Starlink, for example. In the name of this inalienable right, will it allow the dissemination of false information?
Obviously, freedom of speech and opinion is also a right guaranteed by our Constitution, among other things, but a line must be drawn to establish where one individual’s freedom ends and another’s begins, otherwise you pass from freedom of speech to the freedom to say what you want, which is something else.
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