Musk’s takeover of Twitter sparks worries and cheers

WASHINGTON: Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter sparked each concern and celebrations amongst customers Friday, with many anticipating radical adjustments in how the platform regulates feedback. US billionaire Mark Cuban, recognized for his function on the “Shark Tank” entrepreneur actuality present, mentioned sardonically that he was “wanting ahead to” Musk captaining Twitter.

“He’s a prepared, hearth, purpose entrepreneur who will…  flex his independence to indicate everybody who’s in cost.” Outstanding media critic Jeff Jarvis warned that Musk’s instant administration sackings on the firm presaged a brand new strategy. “He’s not ‘cleansing home.’ He’s purging the corporate of accountable adults with experience and expertise,” Jarvis wrote. “Watch out of your phrases.”

Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, who exchanged sarcastic tweets over the Ukraine struggle per week in the past, wished Musk “good luck… in overcoming political bias and ideological dictatorship on Twitter.” “And give up that Starlink in Ukraine enterprise,” he added, referring to the Musk-controlled, satellite-based web service now used closely by Ukrainians. Activist and write Amy Siskind mentioned Musk might truly uninteresting Twitter’s recognition by micromanaging it. “You are actually at whim of a narcissist man little one, whose ego is being overvalued by dictators. What might go unsuitable?” she wrote.

Indian actress Kangana Ranaut, who was banned from Twitter in Could 2021 for violating insurance policies in opposition to hateful and abusive conduct, urged supporters to foyer for her reinstatement now that Musk is in cost. Former president Donald Trump, who was additionally banned from Twitter and has since moved his commentary to Reality Social, the a lot smaller social media platform he helped create, mentioned Musk’s takeover was a very good factor.

“I’m very completely satisfied that Twitter is now in sane arms, and can now not be run by Radical Left Lunatics and Maniacs that really hate our nation,” Trump wrote on Reality Social. “Twitter should now work arduous to rid itself of all the bots and faux accounts which have harm it so badly. It is going to be a lot smaller, however higher.” Trump, who helped make Twitter a power in politics earlier than and through his presidency, typically tweeting a dozen occasions a day, didn’t say he was able to return to the platform. – AFP

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