Turns out the world’s richest man, Billionaire Elon Musk wasn’t satisfied with a 9.2% slice of Twitter. He made a $61 billion dollar bid for the full company and this week, he got his way.
The move has raised some big questions: How will this change public debate? Will he let Trump back on Twitter and will he profit from this massive investment?
There’s only one tweet Musk has posted that provides some indication of what’s to come on Twitter.
“Free 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…”
Elon Musk via Twitter
On today’s Briefing we’re joined by David Swan, the Australian newspaper’s Technology Editor; and Axel Bruns, Professor in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology to discuss whether Musk’s latest move is brilliant or plain dumb.