July 4, 2022

What you need to know

  • We asked out readers if they were keen on the idea of Elon Musk owning Twitter.
  • Of the votes, 60% said that Elon Musk should be able to purchase Twitter.
  • Plenty of users agree that Twitter needs a change, while others think moderation is necessary.

Elon Musk has created quite a stir in his recent bid to purchase Twitter. The offer came not long after he bought a nearly 10% stake in the company and refused a seat on the board. In an interview, he outlined the reasoning behind his offer, saying he wants to make Twitter a more trustworthy platform that promotes free speech.

Over the weekend, we asked our readers whether they would want Elon Musk to own Twitter. This was just after the Twitter board adopted a “poison pill” to deter Musk from acquiring the company. Of more than 1800 votes, 60% think that Elon Musk should buy Twitter, while the remaining roughly 40% disagree.

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Many readers had quite strong feelings on the subject of Twitter and moderation, which has ramped up over the past year. On Twitter, one reader, Vincent Maveric, agrees that there should be free speech and thinks there should be a ranking system.