Musk Buys Twitter; Changes to Follow?

Celeste Cortez, Staff Writer

On April 14, the richest man in the world Elon Musk put up an offer to buy Twitter for $44 Billion. You probably know who Musk is, he is the owner of Space X and Tesla, and his net worth was recently valued at $237 billion, according to Forbes.

Musk believes that the app isn’t living up to its full potential as a platform for free speech. According to a survey of 2,000 Americans done by, 2 in 3 people don’t want Musk to take control of Twitter. Twitter users also started tweeting about the issue saying why they don’t want Musk to buy Twitter.

Musk’s reaction to this is, “even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means.”

The reason why he wants to own Twitter, is because he wants to allow people to tweet about anything they want without getting in trouble. He believes that “freedom of speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.”  No matter how offensive a comment or tweet is, he believes that it should stay up.

Something that concerns many people is that Musk might allow Donald Trump back on the app. Donald Trump has tweeted about stuff that offended a lot of people and Twitter too, having Trump’s account banned.

Now that Musk has successfully bought Twitter, we will see how the platform changes in the months and years ahead.