Elon Musk, the CEO and largest shareholder of the electric car manufacturer Tesla is “seriously thinking” about creating a new social network, the billionaire said in a tweet.
Musk responded to a Twitter user’s question about whether he would consider creating an open-source social media platform that prioritizes freedom of expression. He keeps propaganda to a minimum.
Elon Musk, a prolific Twitter user, has been required of the social media platform and its policies. Musk has said that the company is vandalizing democracy by not respecting the principles of freedom of expression.
Musk’s tweet came out after he published a Twitter poll asking users if they believed Twitter respected the principle of freedom of expression. More than 70% voted ‘no’ in that poll.
Musk said that the consequences of this poll would be crucial. Please vote carefully.
Suppose Musk decides to go ahead with creating a new social network platform. In that case, Musk will join a growing portfolio of tech companies that are positioning themselves as champions of free speech and expecting to attract users to shift who feel their opinions on platforms such as Twitter, the Meta (Facebook) platform, and Alphabet-owned YouTube.
None of the companies, including Donald Trump’s Truth Social, Twitter competitors Gettr and Parler, and a video site like Rumble, have come close to the rage of the mainstream platforms.
Former US President Donald Trump created his social network after Twitter terminated his account for spreading false news.