Elon Musk has bought Twitter for $44 billion.
Musk is the richest person in the world, as well as being the CEO of luxury electric car giant Tesla and aerospace manufacturer SpaceX.
For its part, Twitter boasts upwards of 200 million users, and has become a major platform where social issues are voiced and political ideas gain steam, often deepening divides among users.
Now that all belongs to Musk, a hologram to capitalist might at the edge of Earth’s atmosphere. Many question his motives.
He has put forth the intention to protect “free speech” — a familiar battleground between those on opposing sides of the political spectrum — and one of the major Musk talking points critics have highlighted as contradictory.
The social media takeover has left many users up in arms, with some departing the platform entirely.
With all this in mind, we want to ask:
What do you think of Elon Musk buying Twitter?
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