Elon Musk Is on Twitter’s Board. What Could Go Wrong?

Musk joined back in June 2009 and has amassed 80.7 million followers to date. But despite such popularity on the platform, he has a longstanding love-hate relationship with it.

The entrepreneur has long been an open book on the social network, saying in 2018 that “my tweets are literally what I’m thinking at the moment, not carefully crafted corporate bs, which is really just banal propaganda.”

And recent tweets have been directed at the platform’s future direction. Since buying his stake in the company, Musk has polled his followers about whether Twitter should open source its algorithm for scrutiny and whether the platform adheres to the principle of free speech. He also said in tweets to other users that he worries about the impact Twitter’s algorithm will have on public discourse.

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