Elon Musk’s decision to acquire Twitter and transform it into “X” was driven by a desire to address societal concerns.

In Summary:

• Elon Musk addresses why he decided to single handedly take on Twitter and turn it into X.

• Civilization as we know it is going down the drain due to “state governed” media according to Tesla CEO.

Elon Musk/Photo Courtesy

In a bid to revolutionize online discourse and combat misinformation, Elon Musk embarked on a mission to transform Twitter into a platform he dubbed “X.”

“This is going to sound melodramatic but i was worried that Twitter was having a corrosive effect on civilization. It was having a bad impact on us,” said Elon Musk in a recent sit down with podcaster, Joe Rogan.

Corrosive Effects of Social Media.

Social media has become an integral part of modern life today. It connects billions of people from all over the world rendering it global village of sorts.

However, concerns have grown regarding its negative impact on civilization as we know it.

Twitter[X], like other platforms, has faced criticism for its role in amplifying misinformation, spreading hate speech, and polarizing public discourse.

The spread of fake news, cyberbullying, and the proliferation of echo chambers are some of the issues that have raised alarm bells.

Joe Rogan & Elon Musk on the Joe Rogan podcast/Photo Courtesy JRP

There was reportedly censorship on real experts even though they were voicing their expert opinions.

“They censored real scientists and dismissed legitimate scientists who were giving real researched opinions,” said Joe Rogan during his conversation with the tech mogul.

Elon Musk’s Vision for “X”

Elon Musk’s decision to acquire Twitter and transform it into “X” was driven by a desire to address these pressing concerns.

Giant X on Twitter[X] HQ/Photo Courtesy
His vision for “X” is to create a platform that prioritizes truth, civil discourse, and responsible content sharing.

“If somebody breaks the law, actively advocates for murder or violence,their account is suspended” said Elon Musk.

Fact-checking and source verification will be key features of “X.” Musk intends to work with experts to ensure that information shared on the platform is accurate

Elon Musk: X/Getty images

Musk has promised that “X” will be more transparent in its content moderation practices. Could this be another small step to redeeming civilization as we know it? Rudi Nyumbani.

November 2, 2023

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